Thursday, February 9, 2017

Pleading as Press Release

Actual paragraph from the complaint in a lawsuit brought against the actor who formerly portrayed the Dos Equis "Most Interesting Man in the World" by his former agent, alleging non-payment of commissions. The Complaint contains the following allegations:

"There is nothing interesting about being a deadbeat or failing to pay those directly responsible for one's career success."

"As it now turns out, had Goldsmith landed a role that more accurately portray[ed] his true character, he would have landed the role of 'The Least Honorable Man in the Entertainment Business.'"

Why would the plaintiff do this? Is it a good idea? Necessary? Appropriate?