Handwritten, $9 Million Lawsuit Filed Against Em Over Chrysler Ad
Just as Eminem prepares to celebrate the one-year anniversary of his groundbreaking “Born of Fire” commercial for Chrysler, the rapper is being sued for $9 million, in a hand written lawsuit that was filed last week.
Stephen Lee Pieck, of Ossining in Westchester New York, filed the lawsuit on January 12, in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York.
Pieck, who listed his address as “homeless” in the lawsuit, claims that he was in a Legal Seafood restaurant in White Plains New York, on September 9, 2010.
The lawsuit claims he was in the restaurant with Jordon Bratman and Christina Aguilera, when the pop singer called Eminem.
The lawsuit claims that Christina Aguilera handed Pieck the phone and that he then gave Eminem the idea for the “Born of Fire” commercial.
“I want the court to reward me a judgment in the amount of $9 million,” Pieck’s handwritten lawsuit states. “I designed every aspect of the commercial and the commercial was stolen from me. In addition, I did not receive compensation in monetary terms for the work I did.”
Two numbers were listed for Pieck in the lawsuit.
One number went to his mother’s house and the other went to a cell phone.
When contacted, his mother refused to provide any details about the lawsuit.
A another woman answered the cell phone and when asked for more details, she hung up.
The “Born of Fire,” commercial debuted during the 2011 Super Bowl and promoted the new 2011 Chrysler 200 Sedan.
The award-winning, two-minute commercial featured Eminem and his song “Lose Yourself.”