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TMZ Sued For Courthouse Spying! Illegal Use Of Hidden Microphones?!

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WHAAAT??? Courtroom wiretapping? Guess this is how TMZ does it…

Well, maybe. A new lawsuit has been filed by Alpha Walker — a man who on May 16th, 2012 was accused of attempting to extort Stevie Wonder — in California federal court alleging that TMZ has been placing hidden microphones in courtrooms.

Apparently, a microphone registered to TMZ's parent company EHM Productions was presently recording during Alpha’s hearing, despite his attorney’s objection to the presence of media. This request had been approved by the case’s Judge Ray Jurado, who later discovered the microphone on the bench.

The complaint reveals that “these privileged communications were instantaneously transferred to the headquarters of TMZ Enterprises."

The microphone, that belonged to media representative Christopher Manivong, was taken for review by Judge Jurado and the attorneys, none of whom found anything suspicious on the recording. However, attempts to have TMZ destroy the recordings based on the Judge’s original orders to remove media tech failed as well.

Hence Alpha’s lawsuit that is seeking $100,000 in actual damages and more in punitive for "wiretapping, invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and eavesdropping on confidential communication." The complaint also claims the experience as having caused the plaintiff “tremendous fear and distrust of the judicial system” and a violation of attorney-client privilege.

YIKES! These are serious claims to make. Doesn’t sound too good, TMZ.

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9 comments to “TMZ Sued For Courthouse Spying! Illegal Use Of Hidden Microphones?!”



  1. 1

    Harvey Levin is so gross, he should be in prison



  2. 2

    Yet, most of your posts are "copy and paste" from them, you probably owe them much more money than that for stealing all their work.

  3. Pete says – reply to this


    3

    Please pray they don't go under bc there will be one less site you steal from.



  4. 4

    95% of your shit come DIRECTLY from them, you should be defending them. They make your job of so much easier.

  5. @v@ says – reply to this


    5

    Wow. Wiretapping celebs is bad enough, but wiretapping inside the justice system is a far more serious allegation.

  6. Be-Atch says – reply to this


    6

    Pervez just blows the security guards for his info from inside the courts…..

  7. ed says – reply to this


    7

    Re: Be-Atch – oh please.. Perez hasnt dropped an exclusive on this site in years…..



  8. 8

    this made ur day didnt it lol

  9. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Re: Be-Atch – No. More likely, waits on Harvey.