On October 29, 2007, I received the following e-mail from a law firm representing Rick "Scum" Salomon:
Mr. Mark Ebner
We represent Rick Salomon and it has recently come to our attention that you are inappropriately connecting Mr. Salomon to Darnell Riley, possibly in connection with an upcoming book. Please be aware that Mr. Salomon has never had any affiliation with Mr. Riley and any potential claim by you that they shared some type of affiliation is defamatory...
[LEGAL THREATS REDACTED]
Accordingly, demand is made that you not publish any information pertaining to a connection between Mr. Salomon and Mr. Riley. Should you do so, my client will immediately file suit against you and all others involved, seeking injunctive relief, damages, a disgorgement of all profits obtained from sales, and all other appropriate relief...
...Please govern yourself accordingly.
[HACK LAW FIRM NAME REDACTED]
Rick "Scum" Salomon and dildo-deliverer Darnell Riley don "affiliated" hipster head-gear.
CONTINUE READING HERE:
"Scum" (and I use that nickname because he reportedly embraces it) declined five interview requests, obviously objecting to me aligning him with, oh, say, a convicted double-murderer who, once released from prison, shook down Girls Gone Wild goon Joe Francis with a dildo and a videotape.
Well, after months of forensic banking, a fiduciary relationship between one Paris Hilton pornographer and one arch criminal emerged:
Salomon cuts a 10k company check to a guy he swears he doesn't know.
For the rest of this sordid story, kindly refer to my new book, Six Degrees of Paris Hilton.
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there are many in women who have inappropriately connected with these hot looking gentlemen as I am sure your fine literary expose will reveal. I am slavering.
Posted by: hector jones at December 28, 2008 09:11 PM
If that check memo is for "final" what/where are the preceding payments and for what amount?
Once again, you prove to anyone who thinks otherwise that ouyay are an amazing journalizt devoted to getting to the "meat" of the story.
Posted by: st8k at December 28, 2008 09:26 PM
Posted by: Anonymous at December 28, 2008 11:20 PM
You need the Private Eye Defense:
Arkell v. Pressdram (1971) [unreported]
Solicitor (Goodman Derrick & Co.):
We act for Mr Arkell ...... His attention has been drawn to an article appearing .... on page 4. The statements made about Mr Arkell are entirely untrue and clearly highly defamatory. ..... Mr Arkell's first concern is that there should be a full retraction at the earliest possible date .... and he will also want his costs paid. His attitude to damages will be governed by the nature of your reply.
Private Eye's reply:
We acknowledge your letter of 29th April referring to Mr J. Arkell. We note that Mr Arkell's attitude to damages will be governed by the nature of our reply and would therefore be grateful if you would inform us what his attitude to damages would be, were he to learn that the nature of our reply is as follows: fuck off.
Posted by: Joe Bones at January 14, 2009 03:10 PM
read book from library. hard read, these are low-life liars, cheaters and thiefs of each other. if they all died tomorrow, so what! this darnell, lies, i was in bookmaking for 25 years,i didn't believe anything he said about it, i also did time, right darnell mexicans in prison are going to back a black guy in card games!!! they wouldn't back a black guy in anything! but darnell lives his fanasty, just like henry hill, makes him feel impo'tant
Posted by: jim narz at April 17, 2009 01:32 PM