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There's nothing pretty about former friends at war, but unfortunately that's the position podcaster Adam Carolla finds himself in. He's being sued by a friend from his childhood that he's known for 30 years.
Donny Misraje alleges he owns the copyrights to two photos Carolla used in his 2012 memoir, "Not Taco Bell Material." Misraje says he took the photos of a young Carolla and is seeking unspecified damages, according to TMZ. The weird twist is that he also wants the unsold copies of the book recalled and turned over "for destruction." That's a pretty harsh thing to do to a former friend.
This is the second lawsuit Misraje has against Carolla. The first, which is still pending, could be a clue as to what ended their friendship in the first place. Originally Misraje worked with Carolla to build his podcast network, but was let go in 2011 after clashing with business managers that were brought in. »
What are friends for? In Adam Carolla's case, apparently, taking you to court. Former "The Man Show" host Carolla is being sued -- for the second time this year -- by Donny Misraje, who in an earlier lawsuit is described as "a very close friend of Carolla's for over 30 years." Also read: Adam Carolla Sued by Podcast Partner This time, Carolla is being sued over a couple of photos that were included in Carolla's 2012 memoir "Not Taco Bell Material." Misraje claims to own the copyright to the photos, a pair of snapshots »
- Tim Kenneally
The Bitter personal feud between Adam Carolla and a childhood friend just got pettier ... Donny Misraje is suing Carolla, saying the podcasting king published 2 old photos in his book without permission ... according to docs obtained by TMZ.The pics are crappy point-and-shoot stuff ... one shows a group of friends from '85, and the other is a snapshot of the comedian in '84. Both appeared in Carolla's "Not Taco Bell Material," released last June. Misraje claims »
- TMZ Staff
Donny Misraje, a producer who says he convinced Adam Carolla to move from radio to podcasting, is suing Carolla on the grounds that he allegedly broke their partnership agreement and didn't pay wages. Misraje's wife, Kathee Schneider-Misraje, and Sandy Ganz, a technology expert who claims a 10 percent ownership interest in the partnership, are also suing Corolla. A representative for Carolla did not immediately respond to a request from TheWrap for comment. Misraje, described in the lawsuit as "a very close friend of Carolla's for over 30 years," says he encouraged Carolla to »
- Tim Molloy
Adam Carolla, host of the most downloaded podcast in the world and a recent addition to the Fox News Channel, is being sued by his former producer Donny Misraje for allegedly breaking their partnership agreement without cause. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday in La Superior Court and alleges that Misraje, his wife Kathee, and Sandy Ganz, a technology expert with a 10 percent ownership interest in the partnership, have not been paid for their "sweat equity" to make Carolla's podcast enterprise work. According to the complaint asserting breach of partnership agreement, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion and more, "Though
- Eriq Gardner
5 items from 2013
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