Chris Isaak 's roadies lambasted the handful of women who worked on the singer's tour, calling one a bitch and a c**t, and hurling shocking homophobic slurs at a male roadie ... this according to allegations in a new lawsuit. Lane Hirsch -- who worked on Chris' tour for 17 years as a lighting designer and technician -- claims in his suit ... he was fired after repeatedly complaining to Isaak and others that the 2 female roadies were treated horribly and he was on the receiving end of crude anti-gay comments. Hirsch says after he complained that one of the roadies was abusive, a number of his colleagues went after him with a vengeance, calling him a "f*g" and a "little girl." He claims crew members would say, "blow me," and "suck my d**k you little f*g." Hirsch also complained of choking on marijuana smoke but no one took him seriously. According to the lawsuit, Isaak -- who is a defendant along with others on his crew -- knew full well what was going on but did … [Read more...] about Chris Isaak Sued — Roadies Allegedly Out of Control
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Wesley Snipes Sued — Now AMEX is On My Ass!?!
Wesley Snipes never left home without his American Express card -- problem is, he never paid his $30,000 bill before he went to prison ... this according to a new lawsuit. The credit card company filed legal docs in Florida last week, insisting the imprisoned actor racked up a massive credit card bill as a free man, totaling $29,343.03 ... and now AmEx is out for payback, plus interest. But it doesn't end there -- AmEx also wants Snipes to cover their attorney fees for the legal shakedown. As we previously reported, Snipes is currently serving a 3-year sentence for tax evasion -- after allegedly failing to file tax returns for millions of dollars worth of income. He's expected to be released in 2013. Hilarious sidenote: Snipes famously promoted AMEX in a commercial featured in "Major League" -- when his character, Willie Mays Hayes , reminded fans "Don't steal home without it." … [Read more...] about Wesley Snipes Sued — Now AMEX is On My Ass!?!
Iran — We’re SUING Over ‘Argo’ … It’s Iranophobic Garbage!
Iran is now on the legal offensive in the wake of " Argo " ... threatening to sue Hollywood filmmakers for their "Iranophobic" portrayal of the Middle Eastern country. Iran's state-run Press TV reports government officials have already contacted an "internationally-renowned" French lawyer named Isabelle Coutant-Peyre to file the lawsuit. Coutant-Peyre released a statement saying, "I will defend Iran against the films like Argo, which are produced in Hollywood to distort the country's image." For its part, Iran's Press TV said, "The Iranophobic American movie attempts to describe Iranians as overemotional, irrational, insane, and diabolical while at the same, the CIA agents are represented as heroically patriotic." In addition to filing a lawsuit, Iran plans to fund a pro-Iran movie called "The General Staff" ... about 20 American hostages who are handed over to the U.S. by Iranian revolutionaries. That being said ... we still think Affleck got screwed outta the … [Read more...] about Iran — We’re SUING Over ‘Argo’ … It’s Iranophobic Garbage!
Voice of Elmo Kevin Clash Sued — Allegations of Sex with SECOND Underage Boy
8:20 AM PT -- Clash has officially resigned from "Sesame Street" today in the immediate wake of this new lawsuit. The accuser's lawyer has filed new court docs, in which the date of the alleged abuse has been changed from 1993 to 2003. The accuser also says he is currently 24-years-old ... and chalks up the mistake to a typo. Kevin Clash -- known as the voice of Elmo -- is facing NEW allegations that he had a sexual relationship with a SECOND underage boy ... TMZ has learned. In the suit, the accuser reveals his name -- Cecil Singleton . His attorney also provided TMZ with a photo. Among the allegations, Singleton claims, "[Clash] trolled gay telephone chat line rooms to meet and have sex with underage boys." In the lawsuit, filed in federal court in NYC, Singleton claims Clash "groomed [the accuser] to gain his trust by, among other things, taking him to nice dinners and giving him money." Singleton claims while … [Read more...] about Voice of Elmo Kevin Clash Sued — Allegations of Sex with SECOND Underage Boy
French Montana Sued Over Shooting at Music Video Set
TMZ.com UPDATE 10:17 AM PT -- French Montana 's rep, Ted Anastasiou , tells us, "Carl Leon was never invited to the restaurant at the night of the incident. His interest in litigation is solely to exploit and benefit financially from it, and his re-imagining of his invitation and current statements are simply an egregious profit play and publicity stunt." UPDATE He continues, "Beyond rejecting Mr. Leon and his counsel’s claims, we implore them to take a good, long look in the mirror and ask whether their loved ones would respect them for trying to make a buck by blatantly lying." UPDATE What's more, French told us back in January he wasn't at the location to shoot a music video, instead, he said they were at the restaurant to celebrate the release of his mixtape and just so happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time when the shooting happened. French Montana just got hit with a lawsuit stemming from a shooting that took place while … [Read more...] about French Montana Sued Over Shooting at Music Video Set
DJ Suing Taylor Swift Says ‘Smoking Gun’ Pic is His Best Defense
The radio DJ accused of grabbing Taylor Swift 's bare ass thinks the photo at the center of the case will only help him in court. David Mueller 's legal team tells TMZ the pic "doesn't prove a thing other than he didn't have his hand underneath her skirt." As for his awkward hand placement ... we're told Mueller's explanation is he leaned into the shot at the last minute. As we previously reported, Taylor claims he "reached up under my skirt and grabbed my ass right when I was having to pose for a photo." Mueller's attorneys are not sure why Taylor wanted a judge to seal the photo , but now that it's out they feel it shows there was no contact and severely weakens her case. … [Read more...] about DJ Suing Taylor Swift Says ‘Smoking Gun’ Pic is His Best Defense
Paris Hilton Felt Shamed By Pink Mocking Her Sex Tape In ‘Stupid Girls’ Video
Getty Composite Paris Hilton is getting a lot of things off her chest in her new memoir, now revealing she felt a great deal of shame after Pink mimicked her infamous sex tape in her music video. Paris says she felt unsupported when the singer parodied her 2003 sex tape with her ex-bf, Rick Salomon , three years after its release, in the music video for "Stupid Girls". PH explains in "Paris: The Memoir" she felt pressured to film "One Night in Paris" with Salomon, who was 33 at the time while she was just 19. She says Pink didn't help things, only making her feel ashamed years later, when the noise and slut-shaming had mostly died down. Paris writes, "When everyone was buzzing about a sex tape of a certain teenage girl from a soon-to-be-hit TV show – a girl who said emphatically over and over that she did not want the tape out there – the takeaway was Stupid Girl". She also doubled down on the fact that she had no clue the tape … [Read more...] about Paris Hilton Felt Shamed By Pink Mocking Her Sex Tape In ‘Stupid Girls’ Video
Nick Carter Fires Back In Sexual Battery Lawsuit, Witnesses Say Accuser Is Lying
TMZ.com Nick Carter is bringing backup to the sexual battery lawsuit against him ... he says he has a dozen witnesses who claim his accuser is full of BS. According to new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, the Backstreet Boys member says he has 12 people who have testified the alleged victim's version of events can't possibly be true. TMZ broke the story ... Nick is being sued by a woman named Shannon Ruth , who filed a lawsuit in December claiming he sexually assaulted her after a concert way back in 2001 when she was underage. But, Nick says not so fast ... he claims he has 12 witnesses from the concert -- fans, security personnel and a talent manager -- who say the accuser's story is "factually impossible." Remember ... Ruth, who says she is autistic and has cerebral palsy, claims she got in line to get Nick's autograph after the show, when he allegedly invited her back to his tour bus, plied her with alcohol and forced her to perform … [Read more...] about Nick Carter Fires Back In Sexual Battery Lawsuit, Witnesses Say Accuser Is Lying
Eddie Cibrian’s Ex — Eddie Made Me Wreck My Car
Brandi Glanville got so pissed at her ex-husband Eddie Cibrian ... she got into a car accident -- and now she's getting sued for the wreck. The lawsuit -- filed by the other driver -- claims Brandi ran through a stop sign near her L.A. home and slammed into the back of an SUV back in March, 2010. According to the suit ... Brandi apologized to the woman, and admitted she had been on the phone arguing with her ex-husband. Brandi tells TMZ, "We were probably fighting about money or custody." The plaintiff claims she was injured and her car was totaled. She's suing Brandi for less than $25,000 in damages. By the way, Brandi says she and newlywed Eddie still fight ALL the time about money -- but claims she's over him ... emotionally, anyway. … [Read more...] about Eddie Cibrian’s Ex — Eddie Made Me Wreck My Car
Steve Jobs — Iconic Portrait Was RIPPED OFF … Says Photog
Steve Jobs was vigilant in protecting his copyrights ... and now the photographer who shot his most iconic portrait is following Steve's lead ... and suing two artists who allegedly ripped him off ... TMZ has learned. The man behind the suit is Albert M. Watson -- a prolific photographer who's considered one of the most influential people to ever wield a camera. He shot Steve's famous portrait during a 2006 photo shoot ... and claims he owns the rights to the work. FYI -- the shot was used as the cover art on Walter Isaacson's biography, "Steve Jobs." But in his lawsuit, filed in federal court in NY, Watson claims two well known artists -- Alex Guofeng Cao and David Datuna -- used his famous "Steve Jobs" portrait as the basis for new pieces ... but they never got proper permission. Watson claims one of the unauthorized works, "Steve Jobs vs. Neil Armstrong, After Watson," has become popular and is being sold in multiple galleries across the country. He also … [Read more...] about Steve Jobs — Iconic Portrait Was RIPPED OFF … Says Photog