Black Flag’s Greg Ginn accused of child abuse by his ex-wife

Marina Ginn claims her family "live in fear" of her husband

Greg Ginn of Black Flag has been accused of child abuse by his ex-wife, Marina.

Marina Ginn alleges that the welfare of her daughters is being “jeopardised” by her former husband and that the family “live in constant fear” of him.

Consequence of Sound reports that an affidavit was filed in Williamson County Texas District Court on October 10 in which Marina requested an Emergency Motion to Modify the Parent-Child Relationship.


In the affidavit, which can be seen here, Marina Ginn says that her daughters Isadora and Karis, are “routinely denied food” and have been threatened with physical abuse and had water thrown in their faces by their father. Marina also alleges that Ginn whistles at his children and tells them, “You’re hot.” On October 7, the couple’s youngest daughter Karis was taken to hospital with stress and anxiety-related problems.

A request for comment from Ginn was not returned.

Greg Ginn formed Black Flag in 1976 and has remained a permanent member of the group ever since. Earlier this year he settled a long-running lawsuit between two separate reunion groups.

Ginn set a lawsuit in motion last August after Black Flag’s members formed two different bands. Flag comprises of original vocalist Keith Morris, original bassist Chuck Dukowski, Bill Stevenson, who drummed with the band between 1983 and 1985, and The Descendents’ guitarist Stephen Egerton. Henry Rollins was also named in the lawsuit, despite not being involved in either band.

The suit centred around Ginn’s complaints that Flag were benefitting from the Black Flag’s already established identity and were in violation of copyright infringement with regards to their name and logo.