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Dov Charney's Arbitration Contract Revealed!

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If you thought American Apparel founder Dov Charney was shady, you ain't seen nothing yet.

BNet was able to get their hands on one of the contracts models are forced to sign when posing for Dov because that's the only way they'll get paid!

By signing the "Model Release and Arbitration Agreement", the victims models agree:

-They won't sue Charney in court
-Any arbitration will be done in secrecy
-They can't go public with any damaging information (i.e. blogs, media, etc.)
-A breach of contract will "cause American Apparel irreparable harm", and the company can seek a temporary or permanent restraining order to enforce it

Wow.

They sure do go to great lengths to keep these girls quiet, which makes us wonder: what does Dov have to hide???

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Will Ferrell And Larry David Lose Case Against JPMorgan!

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Ouch!

Will Ferrell and Larry David have both not only lost an $18 million arbitration case against JPMorgan, but were in return fined $634,000 for "discovery abuse and failure to comply with the forum's discovery rules!"

The two funnymen were aiding business manager Matt Lichtenberg in his case against the brokerage firm, claiming "unathorized and unsuitable purchases of unspecified preferred securities," but the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, which handles their complaints, ruled against them!

In FINRA's decision letter, they explained:

"After three motions to compel discovery by [JPMorgan] and three orders from the panel, [members of Lichtenberg's team] were still supplying ordered documents on the afternoon of the second day of the evidentiary hearing."

David and Ferrell must also pay $600,000 to JPMorgan for legal fees and $12,000 for arbitration costs.

Double ouch!

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Oksana Wanted Mel To Undergo Psych Testing

Filed under: Legal MattersMel Gibson

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And we understand why!

Oksana Grigorieva's request for Mel Gibson to undergo psychological testing and treatment was the reason that their arbitration session in May fell apart.

It's pretty impressive considering she walked away from $20 million, but she is determined to make sure that Mel is not a danger to their baby.

“Oksana felt Mel was dangerous,” claims a source. “She wanted him to be in Lucia’s life, but she was worried about everyone’s safety.”

The mediation session blew up as each side threatened to sue the other by the end of the weekend.

Neither party has returned to arbitration.

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Casey Condemns Harassment Claims

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If anything creepy is going to happen on the set of a Joaquin Phoenix documentary, one would think it would be at the hands of Joaquin Phoenix.

Casey Affleck is calling Amanda White’s sexual harassment claims against him “completely fabricated.” White was a producer on Affleck’s documentary I’m Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix.

Here’s what Affleck’s rep, Ken Sunshine, had to say about White’s claims:

“This lawsuit is a transparent pressure tactic by someone trying to get more than she’s entitled to. For 15 months, she tried to use two different attorneys and an agent in a blatant grab for more money, and when each of her other tactics and new theories didn’t work, she concocted these desperate, fabricated claims.”

Affleck’s lawyer, Marty Singer, is seeking to have the matter settled by arbitration. Guess we’ll see how this one plays out.

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I Love You, Phillip Morris Release Delayed AGAIN!

Filed under: Film FlickersJim Carrey

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Will this movie ever see the light of day?!

Distributor Consolidated took the US rights of Jim Carrey's film I Love You, Phillip Morris with plans to release it in February, then March, April and July, but now there's a dispute between Consoldiated and French film studio EuropaCorp.

EuropaCorp says that they didn't receive the $3 million advance from Consolidated while Consoldiated argues that EuropaCorp didn't deliver the film on time.

The court seems to be siding with EuropaCorp as it granted its requested for an injunction on the film and the case will head to arbitration.

So now the film won't be out next month as originally planned with a new target release date of October!

We'll see!

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