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Old September 11 2012, 08:58 PM   #16
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Re: Shatner Sued By Ex-employees

^I wonder if he'll look at the jury and growl 'Billy Shatner...'
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Old September 12 2012, 01:05 AM   #17
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Seriously, it took 20 years for them to realize he's an egomaniac?

If I were on the jury I wouldn't give them a dime.
They're not sueing him for being a meglomaniacal asshat, as he clearly is based upon decades of stories about him as a human being. They're sueing him for the injuries they sustained working under him, and for his trying to force them to let him off the hook.
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Old September 12 2012, 02:39 PM   #18
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working under him
Bill has been putting on the pounds through the years, maybe that was the source of the on the job injury.

Bill: "Getting too much sun, do carry me into the shade."

Oscar: "Anything you (groan) say Mister Shatner."

If this employee is legit, he should receive a reasonable settlement for his treatment. If this is just a case of someone who want money from a celebrity that they don't deserve, I hope Shatner toughs it out in court (doesn't settle) and counter-sues this guy for defamation of character.

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Old September 12 2012, 03:15 PM   #19
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Seriously, it took 20 years for them to realize he's an egomaniac?

If I were on the jury I wouldn't give them a dime.
They're not sueing him for being a meglomaniacal asshat, as he clearly is based upon decades of stories about him as a human being. They're sueing him for the injuries they sustained working under him, and for his trying to force them to let him off the hook.
Most people here believe since he played Kirk that he can do no wrong.
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Old September 12 2012, 04:13 PM   #20
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Most people here believe since he played Kirk that he can do no wrong.
That's an oxymoron if I ever heard one.
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Old September 12 2012, 04:21 PM   #21
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Hound of UIster wrote: View Post
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Seriously, it took 20 years for them to realize he's an egomaniac?

If I were on the jury I wouldn't give them a dime.
They're not sueing him for being a meglomaniacal asshat, as he clearly is based upon decades of stories about him as a human being. They're sueing him for the injuries they sustained working under him, and for his trying to force them to let him off the hook.
Most people here believe since he played Kirk that he can do no wrong.
But there's a difference between the character and the actor. Didn't he just do a tour where he told fans to "get a life" and they still showed up? If so, then that says something about the actor to me, even though the character was great. But then, that may also prove your point...
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Old September 12 2012, 07:23 PM   #22
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JiNX-01 wrote: View Post
Seriously, it took 20 years for them to realize he's an egomaniac?

If I were on the jury I wouldn't give them a dime.
Well, one would hope you would pay more attention to detail if you were on the jury. It would be nice if people actually read the article (or at least some of the other posts) before trotting out this line. Their lawsuit has nothing to do with their twenty years of working for Shatner.

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So Shatner was so awful they worked for him for 20 years?
Not to take a side on this issue because I have no idea what the truth is, but the lawsuit claims this all came about because of a recent workplace injury that Shatner wanted them to sign a waiver absolving him of all financial responsibility for, so things could have been perfectly amicable between them for the previous twenty years of employment and then went downhill after the accident. I don't know if he really harassed them until they had to quit, but there's nothing inconsistent with them having a problem now and not having one in the past, since the catalyst for the problem allegedly just occurred recently.
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Old September 12 2012, 10:17 PM   #23
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Seriously, it took 20 years for them to realize he's an egomaniac?

If I were on the jury I wouldn't give them a dime.
Well, one would hope you would pay more attention to detail if you were on the jury. It would be nice if people actually read the article (or at least some of the other posts) before trotting out this line. Their lawsuit has nothing to do with their twenty years of working for Shatner.
But the 20 years has everything to do with his. When you go to work for Shatner, you have to realize that you're donning the red shirt. Most people under him don't survive the first 15 minutes of the episode, much less keep drawing a paycheck for twenty years. If I was on the jury I'd have to suspect that the employee must be a member of the Q Continuum or they'd be long dead, and then realize that Shatner isn't on trial, all of humanity is.

I'm sure explaining all this during jury selection would get me released from duty.
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Old September 12 2012, 11:19 PM   #24
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Seriously, it took 20 years for them to realize he's an egomaniac?

If I were on the jury I wouldn't give them a dime.
Well, one would hope you would pay more attention to detail if you were on the jury. It would be nice if people actually read the article (or at least some of the other posts) before trotting out this line. Their lawsuit has nothing to do with their twenty years of working for Shatner.
But the 20 years has everything to do with his. When you go to work for Shatner, you have to realize that you're donning the red shirt. Most people under him don't survive the first 15 minutes of the episode, much less keep drawing a paycheck for twenty years. If I was on the jury I'd have to suspect that the employee must be a member of the Q Continuum or they'd be long dead, and then realize that Shatner isn't on trial, all of humanity is.

I'm sure explaining all this during jury selection would get me released from duty.
Not necessarily (unless you talk to the press).

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Old September 13 2012, 05:00 PM   #25
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I am i bit confused here.........if they did not want to sign the agreement why did Shatner not just let them go and get another gardner/house cleaner?
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Old September 13 2012, 07:38 PM   #26
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I am i bit confused here.........if they did not want to sign the agreement why did Shatner not just let them go and get another gardner/house cleaner?
I assume it would be because Shatner thought firing them would probably make them more likely to sue for damages, not less likely (although they did anyway).
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Old September 13 2012, 08:53 PM   #27
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I'm fairly certain that firing someone for not signing a contract to let them off the hook for something like that is pretty illegal, too.
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Old September 13 2012, 09:07 PM   #28
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Even if they'd signed the contract, I imagine that it would fall foul of the Unfair Contract Terms Act or would simply be declared void for illegality.
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