celebrity lawsuits

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Chris Brown And Drake Sued For $16 Million Over Club Brawl; Lawsuit Cites All That Rihanna Drama

We love how Rihanna wasn’t even there when the epic nightclub battle between Chris Brown and Drake went down in June, yet she allegedly still gets mentioned in the lawsuit served to both artists by WiP nightclub. According to the suit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, the club claims that Chris and Drake “shared a grudge against the other arising out of their romantic relationship with the same woman,” which lead them to “fight violently with each other” on June 14. Now, we understand Rihanna (or some other mysterious unnamed woman) might be a big part of why Chris and Drake strongly dislike each other, but why eight people ended up hurt in the fight…yeah, RiRi has nothing to do with that. Tony Parker, who is currently suing the club for $20 million after receiving a scratched retina in the fight, would probably agree.

And it probably didn’t help things that both Chris and Drake arrived to WiP with what seems like their own militia. According to the suit, both performers “each arrived with his own small army of bodyguards, ‘security’ personnel, employees, friends and other members of their entourage, consisting of at least 15 heavily built men trained and/or experienced in hand-to-hand and weapons combat.” The club claims it’s owed $16 million for Chris and Drake’s “gross negligence,” “ultrahazardous activity” and “intentional illegal acts.” Our question is, which of those translates into “foolishness combined with the drink combined with a reckless disregard for people’s retinas”? Yeah, you’re right. It’s all of them.

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by (@hallekiefer)

Justin Bieber’s “Aluminum Gondola” Or Brendan Fraser’s Brawl: Which Is The Odder Lawsuit?

Justin Bieber, Brendan Fraser Face Bizarre Lawsuits

We’ve got two words for you: Aluminum. Gondola. How did we go our entire lives until now without reading that phrase? Thanks to a new lawsuit filed against Justin Bieber by an Oregon mom named Stacey Wilson Betts, we get to learn about the “heart-shaped aluminum/steel gondola” the “Boyfriend” singer rides over his audience in his concerts. Unfortunately for Bieber/Betts’ eardrums/your daughters, the structure acted as a “sound conductor creating a sound blast that permanently damaged both of my ears.” Hoo boy! According to the lawsuit, which asks for $9.23 million in damages, Justin “created a wave like effect of screaming by pointing into various sections of the arena. Then enticed the crowd into a frenzy of screams by continuously waving his arms in a quick and upward motion.” We aren’t lawyers, but couldn’t they easily prove this theory by checking to see if everyone in the concert hall now has ear damage? It’s not like Betts was wearing some kind of sound-magnifying aluminum helmet, was she? Wait…no, seriously, was she? Maybe she got it to match the gondola?

Perhaps even odder than an aluminum gondola is the lawsuit recently filed against Brendan Fraser, which alleges that the actor, well, beat up one of the producers of his stalled film The Legend of William Tell. According to Todd Moyer, the actor started to “physically push, verbally threaten and poke [Moyer] in the chest” on July 27, 2011; six months later, Brendan allegedly struck Moyer multiple times when he refused to hire another producer of Fraser’s choosing. So, yeah… looks like we’re not going to be seeing that William Tell movie anytime soon. Are we right in thinking these stories are both equally insane? Is there anyway we could file a lawsuit combining both William Tell and a gondola? We never thought we’d commit a crime but….yeah, this might be worth it. This might be worth it after all.

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by (@hallekiefer)

Deena’s “Failing To Use The Sidewalk” Fine Just One Of Many Hilarious Jersey Shore Legal Problems

Deena Cortese Booking Photo

Having to pay a fine for “failing to use to the sidewalk” has to be the most embarrassing thing Deena Cortese has had to deal with since joining Jersey Shore (Just kidding! Here are photos of her bathing suit falling down). We’re glad Deena won’t face criminal charges after being hauled in for disorderly conduct last month, but there is something deeply funny about having to pay the government money in order to make up for your drunken street dancing. Of course, Deena isn’t the only Jersey devil who’s had a hilariously random interaction with the legal system. Here are our favorite Jersey Shore legal matters that had Snooki & Co. checking out the inside of a courtroom, not to mention breaking a penal code or two…

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by (@hallekiefer)

Hilary Duff Slapped With Car Accident Lawsuit, Cigarette Rage

Hilary Duff Sued

It seems that Hilary Duff is “Coming Clean”…about her potential involvement in a serious car accident back in 2010. Nailed the intro, ya’ll! Seriously though, according to TMZ the actress/singer was just served with a lawsuit regarding a crash that occurred on December 12, 2010, during which Duff allegedly “plowed into” a vehicle driven by one Ms. Rachel Owens. Owens now claims that the accident resulted in her experiencing “great mental, physical and nervous pain and suffering,” all of which “prevented from attending her usual occupation for a period of time in the future.” Getting slapped with charges almost two years after the fact? That’s “So Yesterday.” If you ask us, it sounds like someone was trying to “Play With Fire.” Haha! In all seriousness though, this whole thing sounds horrible for everyone involved.

Just to prove Hilary Duff can’t win today, the new mom was also spotted with a cigarette in hand, to which the Internet responded as if it was a live grenade. “Yikes me holding a cigarette for my friend might have been a bad idea! pretty bummed about the photo.. Sorry guys, looks worst than it is!,” the Duffster claimed on Twitter. “Our Lips Are Sealed” when it comes to Hilary’s smoking habits, though…holding it for a friend? Really? Would you try to pull this stuff with Haylie? We really doubt it.

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by (@hallekiefer)

Leighton Meester Comes Out On Top In Bizarro Lawsuit Against Her Mother

Leighton Meester Wins Lawsuit Against Mother

Next time you think Leighton Meester is just another pretty face, remember that she’s actually a pretty face who’s been quietly and with impressive dignity dealing with her “crazy” mother for years. If you recall, the That’s My Boy actress filed a suit against her mom Constance Meester last July; Constance was allegedly using the $7,500 a month Leighton sent home for her young brother Lex‘s medical fund…to buy herself luxury items “like plastic surgery, Botox, and hair extensions.” That must be some weave if it’s worth ignoring your son’s medical bills, Constance! Must be the finest weave in the entire world!

Meester’s mom allegedly argued in court that her actress daughter “had promised to take care of her,” which we guess somehow translates into having the smooth forehead skin of a wax doll? Luckily the judge on the case ruled that no such agreement existed. According to TMZ, the Gossip Girl actress will not get back the spent funds; instead she “just wanted the judge to make her mother go away.” Why do we have a feeling that won’t be happening any time soon? We were already going to see That’s My Boy; now we’ll want to go just so Leighton can recoup some of her losses!

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by (@missmuttoo)

Paparazzo Sues Justin Bieber For Criminal Battery

Photographer sues Justin Bieber for criminal battery

A paparazzo is suing Justin Bieber for criminal battery. We repeat: a grown man is suing the Biebs for beating him up. We want to say that again, but won’t be able to type because we’ll be laughing too hard. The deal is that this particular photographer was hounding Justin and girlfriend Selena Gomez in Calabasas, which is where the singer lives. The camera guy’s perspective is that he was trying to take their picture when the Biebs went all “The Hulk” on him, resulting in a fight which made the paparazzo call 911. He then complained that the beat down caused him to hurt his upper torso for which he had to go to hospital in an ambulance. Of course he did. Because when the Biebs hits, he hits hard, right?

Onlookers have a totally different perspective, though. The other side of the story is that there was a scuffle, but right after they were done, a lawyer present on the scene went and convinced the paparazzo to file a case so they could both rake in the moolah. The witnesses reckon that the lawyer pretty much told the photographer to straight up call an ambulance and the police because then the situation could turn into a big pile of money. They also reveal that Justin didn’t get aggressive for no reason. Mr. Paparazzo was actually blocking the singer’s car as he and his girlfriend were trying to leave. When Bieber got out and requested him to move, the photographer refused to and that’s how matters escalated. Even though this case sounds like a whole crock of BS to us, the police still have to investigate as a claim of battery has been made by the guy. Hang in there, Justin!

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by (@hallekiefer)

Reese Witherspoon’s Mom Sues Reese Witherspoon’s Dad For Bigamy

Reese Witherspoon's Dad Sued For Bigamy By Her MomReese Witherspoon always seemed a little too normal and level-headed to be a celebrity, didn’t she? She’s so perky and controlled. Mix in a dose of parental bigamy, however, and you realize that Reese is just like the rest of us: caught in the web of some crazy family drama. According to E! Online, Reese’s mother Betty Witherspoon is filing a lawsuit against husband John Witherspoon for marrying second wife Tricianne Taylor this past January. The problem? Despite separating in 1996, Mammy and Pappy Witherspoon are still very much a legally wedded couple. As if Thanksgiving wasn’t awkward enough already. Now imagine if your dad had sister wives!

As if that wasn’t enough, Reese’s mom is concerned that John Witherspoon is suffering from dementia and is being manipulated by his new wife for her own personal gain. “When I confronted my husband, he said he didn’t know who Tricianne Taylor was and that he did not remember getting married,” Betty claimed in the suit. “I also fear for my husband’s personal safety and the safety of my family.” Good god. What would you even do in this scenario? Cry in the car while pretending to be running to the store for cranberry sauce? We’re clearly still stuck on the family holidays aspect. Once your in-laws found out about this, you would never hear the end of it!

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by (@missmuttoo)

Now John Travolta Didn’t Grab A Masseur’s Junk? Proof Emerges To Support The Actor’s Innocence

John Travolta Sued For Harassing Masseur

Stories that John Travolta has propositioned his masseurs exploded over the Internet over the last two days. Well, him being gay is a rumor that has been around forever, but now that serious allegations of harassment are being pointed at him, the rumors are taking an ugly turn. A masseur is currently trying to sue Travolta for $2 million, for inappropriate sexual contact, saying that Travolta booked the masseur for a $200-an-hour massage appointment and then proceeded to grope him. He then, allegedly, suggested he be allowed to give the masseur a “reverse massage,” and said, “Come on dude, I’ll j— you off!!!”

Soon after, a second lawsuit emerged from another masseur in Atlanta, claiming even more inappropriate sexual conduct which included a lot more “glutes work.” While we’re waiting to hear about what Travolta’s team has to say about this second allegation, they’re already working hard on dismissing the first one, with a spokesperson saying, “This lawsuit is a complete fiction and fabrication. None of the events claimed in the suit ever occurred. The plaintiff, who refuses to give their name, knows that the suit is a baseless lie. It is for that reason that the plaintiff hasn’t been identified with a name, even though it is required to do so.”

Perhaps this bit of information from TMZ will help their case more. The first masseur says that the harassment went down at the Beverly Hills hotel in L.A., but the site has photographs of Travolta the same day that the supposed man-handling went down … in New York. Can’t be in two places at the same time, right? The photograph is dated January 16, and TMZ also has a receipt totaling $382 with the addition of a $100 tip paid by Travolta, the same day, at Mr. Chow, also in New York. How about that? This stuff could completely alter this suit! The second case details that the dirty business went down 12 days later, on January 28 in Atlanta, so we’re waiting to see what defense pops up from the actor’s team about that. Photographic evidence is pretty hard to refute.

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John Travolta Slapped With Second Lawsuit From Second Masseur After “Glutes” Work

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John Travolta Slapped With Lawsuit From Second Masseur After “Glutes” Work

John Travolta Gets A Second Lawsuit Filed Against Him

Rumors about John Travolta’s questionable trips to the spa have been commonplace in Hollywood for years, but yesterday’s report alleging that the actor (possibly) attempted to give a “reverse massage” to his masseur may have opened the legal floodgates. Today a second masseur is stepping forward with a sexual battery lawsuit against, and is seeking $2 million in damages from Travolta. In a suit filed this morning by the same lawyer as the first case, an Atlanta-area spa-worker claims he was called to Travolta’s hotel suite back in January to give a deep tissue massage. Let’s head over to the exclusive documents provided by RadarOnline to tell us more tell us more!

“Travolta had ‘a strange demeanor, bloodshot eyes and climbed onto the already setup massage table…Travolta removed the entire sheet from his body, and he claimed the sheets were sticky and could not tolerate the heat… Travolta further indicated that he likes a lot of “Glutes” work meaning a massage on his buttocks.’”

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by (@hallekiefer)

John Travolta Sued For Allegedly Grabbing Masseur’s Wiener

First comes the shock of being hired to massage John Travolta. Then comes the shock of John Travolta unexpectedly manhandling your junk. Allegedly. According to TMZ, an unnamed masseur is currently attempting to sue the Savages actor for inappropriate sexual contact. According to the suit, Travolta booked the masseur for a $200-an-hour massage appointment. Travolta then groped him, suggested he be allowed to give the masseur a “reverse massage,” and suggested “Come on dude, I’ll j— you off!!!” The actor also allegedly told the masseur that, “Hollywood is controlled by homosexual Jewish men who expect favors in return for sexual activity.” Shockingly, the masseur turned down Travolta’s overtures, and his suit seeks over $2 million dollars, roughly the same amount we would pay to hear John Travolta say “reverse massage” while in character as Vinnie Barbarino. Or as the alien from Battlefield Earth.

Now, John Travolta gay rumors have been around forever; writer Robert Randolph even published a book entitled You’ll Never Spa In This Town Again which promised to reveal details about Travolta’s alleged same-sex exploits. Rumors that John Travolta is going around sexually harassing people, however, is a new one on us, so we’re going to take these allegations with a grain of salt. According to Travolta’s rep, “This lawsuit is a complete fiction and fabrication.  None of the events claimed in the suit ever occurred.” Either way, we just hope this story has a…has a…has a happy ending! We did it everybody! Hurray! We’ve kept the same sense of humor we had when we were 13! We couldn’t have done it without you, John!

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