Marie Osmond Faces LawsuitBy Madhusmita, Gaea News Network
Sunday, October 10, 2010
LAS VEGAS (GaeaTimes.com)- Chip Lightman, the producer of the “Donny & Marie show” at Flamingo, has reportedly accused Marie Osmond and his brother Donny Osmond for breach of contract, fraud, unjust treatment and defamation. The producer has sued the Osmond siblings by saying that they have been “underhanded, devious, fraudulent and greedy”. However, neither Marie Osmond nor her brother Donny Osmond have been available for any comments.
Chip Lightman, reportedly, said in his interview that Marie Osmond and Donny Osmond hatched a plot to “defraud” William Morris Agency and they asked the producer to help them while executing it. However, when he denied in doing so, both Osmond siblings fired him from his post. Chip Lightman said that the Osmond siblings are paid a basic salary of $1.6 million and 40% of their gross box-office from the show that they do. However, according to the producer the money is earned from the hard works of the people they hire who work “tirelessly” to support their career and their exotic lifestyles. Chip Lightman said that the money that they earn is not enough for their lavish lifestyles of their exotic private jets, expensive hotel suites and cars.
Marie Osmond and Donny Osmond’s attorney Howard King told a reputed media source that he is “surprised” and “disappointed” that Chip Lightman took such a “precipitous action”. Howard King said that the producer has been paid “substantial” amount after he was fired from his job. However, the attorney said in his interview that he is not involved in the show the way he claims to be. The lawyer further said that he neither created the Las Vegas’ “Donny & Marie Show” nor financed it or owned it. Moreover, Howard King also claimed that Chip Lightman never “engaged” the “talented” and “dedicated” people for the show.
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