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You Write the Songs, I Write the Lawsuit

9/5/2007 8:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Barry ManilowUPDATE November 15: Fabro has dropped his lawsuit after settling with Barry and BMPI.

Oh, Barry -- you allegedly came and you took without giving an employee his workers' comp benefits!

Tour manager Liberato Fabro is suing the guy who writes the songs and his production company, BMPI, alleging that after he injured his knee, a deal was struck to pay his $15,000 in medical bills in lieu of filing a workers' comp claim. Fabro worked for 7 years on Manilow's shows in Vegas and elsewhere, then injured his knee in 2005 in a work-related accident. Then Fabro fell into depression because of a divorce and was granted some time off -- forever. I want to walk without you!

Now there's a whole mess of claims against Barry and his company, including discrimination because of disability and marital status, wrongful termination and fraud.

A rep for Manilow did not immediately return our call for comment.

53 COMMENTS

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bored 2tears    

first!!!
and WHO CARES???

2603 days ago
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*Heather*    

Not really that interesting....NEEEEEXXXXT------------>

2603 days ago
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LRT    

ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

2603 days ago
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L.S    

Just pay the guy already your rich enough...

2603 days ago
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L.S    

cheap ass..

2603 days ago
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Nobody    

Wow,
This is really compelling...................Harvey are your serious???????????????????????????????????????????????????????

2603 days ago
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JoeS    

OH PLEEAZZZ, get a JOB & stop going after workman's come one has to be LOOSER to do that.

2603 days ago
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Georgia Girl    

Sounds like run of the mill bs that barry probably doesn't have a thing to do with.

I still love Barry Manilow.

2603 days ago
9.

barb    

Whats funny is that this geek didn't even write" I write the songs"

I Write the Songs" is a popular song written by Bruce Johnston in 1975 and recorded by David Cassidy, Captain & Tennille and Barry Manilow the same year

Bruce Arthur Johnston (born Benjamin Baldwin and then adopted, on June 27, 1942, Peoria, Illinois) is a member of The Beach Boys and a Grammy Award-winning songwriter for composing "I Write the Songs."

2603 days ago
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rachel    


Barry Who?

2603 days ago
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rachel    


Barry Who?

2603 days ago
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LaLocke    

JoeS what an ignorant comment, it sounds like you are a loser. If you are injured at work you are entitled to workmans comp under the law and the pursuit of something that you are entitled to does not make you a bad person or a loser.

2603 days ago
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Sir Boo    

Couldn't you have found a more flattering picture?

2603 days ago
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Crabby    

Manilow didn't even write "I Write the Songs" -- Beach Boy Bruce Johnston did.

2603 days ago
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Robin    

Not sure why a worker comp claim was not filed. Something to hide. It's like getting into a car accident and the party at fault does not want you to notify their insurance company but wants to pay out of their pocket. This guy worked for Barry for 7 yrs. Was there no Workers Comp Ins. to file a claim? I happen to like Barry, Most celebs usually have ppl to handle these claims. Not sure why it was not taken care of.

2602 days ago
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