Musician Aviva Maloney claims she learned she was no longer part of the duo's touring band over the phone after spending almost two decades on the road with The Monkees.

According to her complaint, which was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday (01Apr16), she was later told she didn't look good onstage.

As well as Dolenz and Tork, Maloney is also suing Warner Music Group and others involved with the band's tours.

The 57-year-old first joined the duo and late singer Davy Jones for their 30th Anniversary Tour in 1996.

She was fired in 2015 by musical director Wayne Avers.

Maloney claims Tork complained she didn't wear makeup onstage and had fallen asleep at rehearsals.

The multi-instrumentalist suffers from lupus, which causes fatigue, and rheumatoid arthritis.

In the lawsuit, her lawyer argues, "Defendants failed to recognize that Plaintiff's falling asleep at a rehearsal, if it happened, may have been a symptom of her disabilities, warranting reasonable accommodation."

She was replaced by another woman 17 years younger.

Maloney is suing for restitution, past and future lost wages and statutory and punitive damages.