Skip to comments.Producer Sues Donny and Marie Osmond for 'Deceitful Dealings'
Posted on 10/07/2010 10:00:13 AM PDT by greyfoxx39
Chip Lightman, producer of the Donny & Marie Show at the Flamingo in Las Vegas filed a lawsuit last week in the Clark County District Court against veteran entertainers, Donny and Marie Osmond, and their production company for deceitful dealings and an attempt to avoid giving him financial profits after the show was extended into 2012.
American, good-natured image that he presents to the public, defendant Donnys conduct has been anything but He has conducted himself in a manner that is underhanded, devious, fraudulent and greedy, states in the compliant. Despite Maries seemingly innocent nature, she too is liable for the fraud perpetuated by Donny through her acquiescence, awareness and utter failure to disclose the steps taken by Donny to deceive (Lightman) and circumvent their contractual obligations. -SNIP-
The suit also alleges that in the late summer of 2010, Donny refused to perform unless Lightman agreed to take a fifty percent pay cut and sign away his rights as the shows producer.
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They are so sweet and wholesome. Give them a pass./s
Methinks Donny and Marie have been drinking too much Hawaian Punch.
Wow. Who knew?
I see lawfare and class warfare are still strong.
This whole article is so biased it’s dripping with class warfare.
Hey gang, let’s sing a song!
They need more cowbell.
Give Marie a break...she’s pretty weak from having eaten that awful diet food for the last couple years. Maybe I’m in the minority here, but I thought she looked better with the 50 lbs, but that’s just me.
So Donny and Marie will not get their mormon temple recommends renewed ???
No passport to mormon Nirvana...
If they die without them Joey Smith will turn them away at the gate to mormon Nirvana with “Go away. I, Joey Smith, never knew you. No planet with a harem with millions of your groupies for you Donny. No harem spot with an old perverted guy you never met before for you, Marie. Besides I dont like your music. When were yhou ever going to record my song, praise to the man, me?” ???
and Donny and Marie are so clean cut
so better than the Christians in these threads...
So good neighbors when we see them out and about..
So good conservatives...always...everyone knows EVERY mormon is a conservative...
Well just so...
Looks like they’re maybe going to need that years supply of food...
As long as they pay their ten percent of their ill gotten gains.
When someone is suing someone I wouldn’t automatically assume that the guy suing is automatically in the right.
Clearly he wants more money than he got, and uses strong language to bolster his case (and perhaps, to provoke the Osmonds to make this go away quickly). Thats normal when someone is suing someone.
Well after all as the missionaries used to tell me at my door once or twice a month...
“The LDS is the twoo church because they took in more money than any other church last year...”
Since Donny and Marie are worth more than a dozen regular folks their manifold sins are more easily over looked while slight imagined indiscetions of the unwashed commoners are fit for a court of love and excommunication...
Yes, because Protestants and Catholics are so good an conservative too.
Just look at Jim Bakker, Ted Haggard, Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Mark Pryor, Roland Burris...Yeah, lets judge the participants in a religion by how a couple of famous practitioners act, thats rational.
“I’m a little bit Country, I’m a little bit Rock N Roll.
I’m a little bit Greedy, I’m a little bit Mormon Moll”
Donnie: Yeah, Marie. But things sure have changed since you got married!
Marie: Well, what about you, Donny? You've got a wife at home!
Donnie: You're right. I guess Christmas won't be the same this year. [Sings] I'll have a blue Christmas without you ...
Marie: I'll be so blue thinking about you ...
Donny and Marie: Decorations of red / On a green Christmas tree / Won't mean a thing / If you're not here with me. /I'll have a blue Christmas, that's certain. / And when the blue heartache ...
Gumby: Donny and Marie! Hey, hey, hey, cut it out! Is this how you kids go Hawaiian? Give me a break here!
Kid you left out a few of the “good mormon conservatives”
Harry Reid, Orrin Hatch, Mitt Romney, Brigham Young, Joseph Smith Jr...
Except for Orrin hatch the rest have pushed abortion...or been a direct party to the murderous practice...
and lets not forget Bill Bennett of Utah and whats the name of that guy who had sex in the hot tub with his 15 year old student and got a standing O from his friends at the Utah legislature for his cleverness at covering up his felony for all those years so sucessfully aided and abetted by the mormon hierarchy and the mormon owned Deseret News newspaper ???
You know that so clean cut MARRIED with children child rapist who just happened to have a laedership position in the mormon organiztion that he never lost...
While his victim got excommunicated...
Kid now lets name all those mormon profits who disobeyed the mormon god/lords new directive and kept on with their polygamy (thats ADULTERY, hardly a clean living conservative lifestyle) long after 1890...
“As the United States government continued to press the church to give up the practice, new laws were enacted to force compliance. In 1887 the Edmunds-Tucker Bill was passed which, among other things, “declared that marriages not publicly recorded were felonies . . . The most serious stipulation of the bill, however, was the threat to dissolve the legal entity of the church corporation and to confiscate all church property in excess of $50,000.” (Richard S. Van Wagoner, Mormon Polygamy: A History, p. 133)
Lets start with the hypocrite who caved in to the US laws on “unlawful habitation” IOW bigamy, polygamy, adultery...
Wilford Woodruff...He wrote the 1890 proclamation but never adhered to it for himself he continued with his “extra wives” for the rest of his life...He allowed many other mormons to continue also but excommunicated others for the same practice...
LDS Church President John Taylor, husband of at least 15 wives, had to go into hiding. During this time he recorded, but did not publish, a revelation that plural marriage should never be relinquished. President Taylor’s 1886 revelation: Mormon polygamists who today rationalize plural marriage on the grounds that polygamy can be rightly maintained by a special dispensation of priesthood authority independent from the church organization usually refer to themselves as Fundamentalists. Most Fundamentalists trace their authority to President John Taylor, who, on the underground at the John W. Woolley home in Centerville, Utah, in September 1886, allegedly “asked the Lord if it would not be right under the circumstances to discontinue plural marriages.” Taylor’s son, John W., claimed he found among his father’s papers after his death the response to this question “a revelation given him of the Lord, and which is now in my possession, in which the Lord told him that the principle of plural marriage would never be overcome” (Abraham H. Cannon Journal, 29 March 1892). . . . (Mormon Polygamy, p. 183)
When examining just the time period from 1902 to April 1904 Richard Van Wagoner observed “at least sixty-three plural marriages were sealed throughout the church.” (Mormon Polygamy, p. 159)
B. Carmon Hardy lists the names of 220 LDS men, including bishops, stake presidents and apostles, who continued to take plural wives after the Manifesto. (B. Carmon Hardy, Solemn Covenant: The Mormon Polygamous Passage, Appendix II.)
Two apostles, John W. Taylor, son of President John Taylor, and Matthias F. Cowley, were dropped from the quorum for their continued practice of the principle (see Solemn Covenant, chapter 7).
Since LDS Church leaders had continued to enter into plural marriages long after the 1890 Manifesto some rank and file members felt that they also should continue the practice. When the church started to excommunicate those who entered the practice after the second manifesto, some started to feel the brethren had gone into apostasy.
But HEY !!!
Mormons are such conservatives with the “right” idea about marriage...
And Joey Smiths D&C commanding polygamy as necessary to “salvation” in mormonism is STILL a tenet of mormonism...
And the sex deviant Joseph Smith junior is STILL the reverred “prophet” of the mormons..
and everything that Joey Smith every did, said or wrote is gospel to all the mormons no matter hoow sick or unconservative or unAmerican it really was...
(You do know that Joey Smith had himself crowned “king of the world” (that would include the US) eh ??? and then Briggie Young did too)
Speak against Joey Smith and you speak against the mormons “heartfelt beliefs”
But go ahead list some guys you think will help you in youre AD compaign for the clean up on aisle mormon..
Funnt that how mormons will dig to find so called Christian men with sin in their lives to prove for weak point but never name a sin free mormon guy with no ghosts in his closet...
are there any ???
Yeah, lets judge the participants in a religion by how a couple of famous practitioners act, thats rational.
Well I personal “judge” a religion on the tenets of that religion...
Now Judaism and Christianity have the 10 Commandments...
Mormonism on the other hand through out the 10 Commandments and Joey Smith who had been excommunicated from the Presbyterian church fir cause, rejected the 10 commandments and deszigns his own religion with unBiblical anti-10 Commandments contents and doctrines and covenants...
The 10 commandments are still around...
Joey Smiths anti-10 commandments are still around...
Not a Lutheran ping. But, it could be ELCA related, they make up things as they go along just like the mormons.
Crap! Too much time sitting in a cube this week!
See previous post for ping.
I cannot believe that people are actually still paying big money to see Donny and Marie.
“”Date: Thursday, October 7th, 2010
Time: 7:30 PM
Price: $260; $125; $109; $95 (plus taxes and fees)””
Where were you with these types of lines when the scandals about the above people broke? (Well, Teddy's "drink" in the bay was a wee bit before FR, I know)...as well as Jim Bakker's...but take Ted Haggard...when stories about Ted H broke on FR, did you come on then and defend him by pointing out all the other religious notables who, too, had suffered scandals?)
And when these scandals continue to be reported about various religious notables, are you going to continue to point out all the other religious notables' scandals? Or do you only offer up this apologetic for Mormon scandals?
And if you're thereby inconsistent, and only come rushing to defend Mormons-in-scandals, why the parceled-out treatment? Why the special segmentation? Why not come to the aid of them all?
Can we count on you, say the next time some RC priest gets accused of molestation or something similar, to come to a FR-posted article and remind everyone how sex scandals have hit the headlines for other denominational leaders?
Donny just sent a present of whatever that was that Barry’s followers ate that made them sick to his producer to aid in his “buning bosum” futures...
What a nice boy...
I didnt leave anything out, I said exactly what I meant to.
Yeah, just look at all my 2006 posts on Haggard.
Again, like your old Oklahoma/Texas Tech analogy you had before, you are close, but not on target. If someone had a thread that was dedicated to why Catholicism is wrong because Pelosi is a Catholic, and I saw the thread, I would say the same thing. But I have not seen those threads. The only reason I brought up the people below is to show how silly it is to try and take down a religion because of something a famous practitioner does.
Freshmen against the Seniors?
How biased IS it????
But Hatch supports stem-cell research.
Oh then Hatch is in there with Romney et al...
DonnyandMarie are not capable of fraud. I remember meeting them at their wedding when they got married and . . .
You'd be grumpy TOO; with only one ear!
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