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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Jonathan Lee Riches reportedly filed Johnny Manziel lawsuit

Jonathan-Lee-RichesAs we all expected, the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Johnny Manziel earlier this month was nothing more than a hoax that someone slipped through the cracks in a Florida courtroom. The suit was filed under the name Samantha Schacher, as in the cohost of the “Dr. Drew on Call” show on HLN. The person believed to be behind the prank is Jonathan Lee Riches.

Apparently Riches is known as a “serial filer” who has pulled similar stunts in the past. Staci Zaretski of AboveTheLaw.com pulled copies of several other “fake” suits Riches filed and said he is well known among the legal community. Schacher also tweeted about Riches on Friday afternoon.

Riches is a convicted felon who spent 10 years in prison for wire fraud. He gained fame by filing a number of ridiculous lawsuits while he was behind bars. In addition to Manziel, he has taken “legal action” against Kim Kardashian, Michael Vick and The Gap. He once vowed to “flood the universe with more lawsuits.”

This guy is obviously a huge nuisance to society, and something has to be done about it. He makes the argument that the people he targets are all public figures, but the line has to be drawn. Wasting time and resources on a screwball like Riches is a shame, even if his latest lawsuit made us wet ourselves.

Photo via The Smoking Gun



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