IUC Exclusive: NYC Literary Agent Launches Massive Lawsuit vs. Publishing Giant Faber and Author Lowe

Posted on February 25th, 2009 by HisHighness in IUC:Entertainment, IUC:Exclusive
Jarred Weisfeld @ Objective Entertainment is definitely making waves ever since he became a literary agent a while back.  Yesterday, he filed suit in a New York state court  against FSG’s Faber imprint and Jamie Lowe, author of DIGGING FOR DIRT: The Life and Death of ODB (aka Ol’ Dirty Bastard, aka the late Russell Jones), alleging “malicious, false, defamatory and anti-semitic statements” and seeking damages of at least $10 million.

The complaint says that Weisfeld is depicted “as a money hungry Jewish manager who was financially invested in ODB’s very soul,” and alleges that the basis of that description comes not from an actual press conference but rather from a parody depiction of that event from YouTube. The suit also cites other alleged factual inaccuracies and reliance on secondhand sources in the book as part as of an “intent to damage [Weisfeld's] good name, reputation and credit as an entrepreneur in the entertainment industry” and/or “gross recklessness and utter disregard for the truth.”

Attorney for Macmillan Paul Slevin told the NY Post, “We have no knowledge that the suit has been filed other than your phone call and we don’t comment on pending litigation.” 

Wonder what my old pal Alan Dershowitz would make of all this.

Weisfeld represents some giants in the biz, including famous politicians, singers and actors.  Wonder how they now feel being represented by someone of the “money hungry” tribe.  Developing…
  1. Corrine Jenson said on February 25th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    I hope he sues their asses off. As a Jew who buys books from their imprint, I’m calling for a massive boycott of all their products until they apologize and settle with him. This is disgusting. Boycott Faber, boycott Macmillan.

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  2. Alexis Lane said on February 25th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Hope you nail them Jarred. This is unacceptable and atrocious. They’re all a bunch of pigs.

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  3. Billy Tone said on February 26th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    The author Lowe is as credible as O.J. – a compulsive BS er. Hope Weisfeld gets justice. The publisher went way too far.

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  4. GimmeaBreak said on June 15th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    give me a break…. agents (jewish, mick, guinea, PR, black, whateva) are all blood sucking parasites and this guy is doing what he does best …milk the cash cow….law suits are simply part of the arsenal. why is everything have to be anti-semitic. if bernie madoff did not screw his own jewish friends…. there would most certainly have been a lawsuit for defamation.

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