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Friday, June 22, 2007

Horror Director Sues Supposed "Actor"

Wes Craven (former philosophy prof and director of some good movies [the original Nightmare on Elm Street, Music of the Heart] and some absolutely awful ones [Shocker, Vampire in Brooklyn]) has sued his neighbor and embodiment of evil Pauly Shore, who has not been in a single movie you want to see, for negligence, nuisance, and trespass.

[Later note, after I realized I didn't actually say what the lawsuit is about: Sadly, Craven is not trying to create a new theory of liability alleging that being in movies like Bio-Dome and Jury Duty establishes a public nuisance (but are you listening, Motley Rice?), but instead bringing to court a relatively mundane fight about property water run-off and the like.]

TMZ.com, I suppose not surprisingly, has the most in-depth coverage, including the original story (with the complaint) and a followup story including video of an interview with Shore.

--BC

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I just see the opening statement (like an old episode of the Simpsons):

"Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury... how many of you have wanted to sue Pauly Shore?"
(hands go up)
"Be honest"
(everyone's hands go up, including Mr. Shore's attorney, the judge, his mother, etc).

Posted by: QC Injury Lawyer | Jun 22, 2007 7:29:34 AM

Pauly Shore should have been sued a long time ago.

Posted by: funambulator | Jun 24, 2007 1:05:53 PM

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