Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee extended his war of words with his son Brandon on Monday night, after getting into it with him via social media in a heated back-and-forth on Father’s Day.
In a tweet, Lee accused his son of “acting like a victim.”
He also said that he had spent $130,000 putting his son through rehab, and dropped $40,000 on his 21st birthday party last year.
“Rehab for son: $130,000 Party for son’s 21st birthday last year: $40,000 Medical Bills after son knocks his father unconscious and uses ‘alcoholism’ as scapegoat: $10,000,” Lee wrote. “Son acting like a victim on social media on father’s day: Priceless.”
Lee concluded, “I’m out [microphone] drop!”
In a subsequent Instagram post, Brandon Lee acknowledged that his father had paid for his treatment, and thanked him for it.
He also offered to return the favor.
“I thank my Dad for paying for my treatment. It’s the best thing he has ever done for me,” Brandon Lee wrote. “Today I am almost two years sober. Every day that goes by I feel ever more grateful. My clear mind has allowed me to do a lot with this time.”
The younger Lee concluded, “So much so that I would like to offer to pay for this treatment.”
In an Instagram post Sunday, Tommy Lee wrote, “Sometimes I feel like I failed as a father, because my kids don’t know the value of things.”
He continued, “If they break something, they don’t care because they know they’ll just get a new one, if they hurt someone, they don’t care because so many people tell them it’s OK.”
The Father’s Day message continued, “I never wanted this for my kids. I know I’m not fully to blame, because their mom has a lot to do with it, enabling bad behavior and buying things when they weren’t good, but I guess I hoped at the end of the day they would end up kind.”
Lee’s message concluded, “I love my boys but they can be a-holes too … and that’s the truth (Cue Honest Guy music).”
Posting a screenshot of his father’s message, Brandon wrote on his own Instagram account, “Remember what happened last time you said this s-? … You gotta show up to be a Dad big guy. If you think we’re so bad (which I can assure you we are not) then you should have showed up to a few more BDays and baseball games. Someone like you couldn’t raise a man like me. Once again painting our family in a negative light. Who the f– are you? Just move on dude… WE ALL HAVE.”
Read the latest exchange below.
Rehab for son: $130,000
Party for son’s 21st birthday last year: $40,000
Medical Bills after son knocks his father unconscious and uses “alcoholism” as scapegoat: $10,000
Son acting like a victim on social media on father’s day: Priceless
I’m out ???? drop!
— T❍mmy L33 (@MrTommyLand) June 19, 2018