Former Slipknot guitarist Donnie Steele has spoken out in defense of band percussionist Chris Fehn, who sued the group last week over what he alleged was unfair compensation during his 20 years with the outfit. Slipknot officially fired Fehn on Monday (March 18th), although his ouster was reportedly in the works for several months. Steele, a founding member of Slipknot, left before they recorded their first album. He returned for a brief period to play bass on tour from behind the stage following the death of bassist Paul Gray in 2010. In a since-deleted Facebook post that was screen-captured and posted on the Slipknot Reddit page, Steele seemingly wrote about Fehn, “Lol! Don’t blame him . . . Nobody likes to get lied to and ripped off. I know first hand.” He added, “And most, MOST of them can’t write. In the three years I toured with them, I actually spent more time in writing sessions and the studio then I did on the road. All done behind other members’ back. That’s how they roll.”