Expect the IRL to get free airtime on "Extra" and "Entertainment Tonight" in the near future.
A Los Angeles man claims in a lawsuit that Gene Simmons took him for a ride on a marketing deal with the Indy Racing League.There isn’t a whole lot of detail so far about this lawsuit, so we’ll have to wait and see what the fuss is specifically about. I don’t think calling someone else “lazy” and “rich” is a legal transgression, but if The Tongue did in fact utter those words it’s reminiscent of a line involving a pot, a kettle and the color black.
Allan Brown on Wednesday sued Simmons and two business partners, claiming the group cut him out of a 2006 deal between the Kiss bassist and the racing league.
Brown is seeking unspecified damages and is claiming fraud and slander. His suit alleges he helped broker the deal between Simmons and the IRL, but was cut out of the contract while on a personal vacation.
He also claims Simmons and his business partners mischaracterized him as "lazy" and "rich" to racing league officials.
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On a related note, anonymous IndyCar fans are considering a class action lawsuit against Simmons for physical and mental damages related to repeated listenings to "I AM MINDY!" during race broadcasts.