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Jonny Says

It's Not Fair,

Sues Bonaduce

10/9/2007 8:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned that "Survivor" reality star Jonny Fairplay has filed suit against Danny Bonaduce, FOX Reality Channel and others for what he calls "an unjustified and surprise assault" at last week's Really Awards.

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In the lawsuit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Fairplay claims that after he was thrown over Danny's shoulders, "Instead of immediately calling an ambulance to care for [Fairplay] or taking other action, the defendants -- the television channel, the producers and the owner of the venue hosting the event -- did nothing."

Fairplay is suing for battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence and negligent supervision.

Reps for FOX Reality and Bonaduce's people had no comment at this time.

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136.

lindsay    

you cannot hurt another person period!!! & to do nothing is also wrong!!!
Iour dislike for the person is irrelevant, if you were injured ..do you think it is fair for someone the start pulling out any random flaw about you or your life to say you deserve to be injured????

both those guys are losers... but getting hurt is another story, JF has a PI case 100% & he will win. true his behavior which was meant to be funny was tacky, ...but DB hurt him & did nothing to help him afterward... I seriously doubt DB thought he was going to be injured he was embarressed and then showed his machness by dropping JF on his head...even worse than what JF did

2486 days ago
137.

Piper    

"118. MJB, you've got some interesting points, but what it really comes down to is whether or not a judge believes there was a malicious intent to do harm. Yes, throwing someone over your shoulders in the normal world would easily be considered assault, but stranger things have happened and often do in Hollywood. It also depends on who has the buffest set of high priced lawyers, if it makes it that far. But I do agree that Fox waving Danny up on stage may have put them in the crosshairs. If we knew each the in the real world, it would be interesting to put up a small wager on whether Danny loses any cash in a suit. I'm betting this case gets settled out of court if anything. But if it's one thing we all know, it how unpredictable both judges and juries can be. Look at OJ- no on criminal and yes on civil. I used to work in a quasi-law enforcement field and I saw some judges do some Wild Things in court! I Never knew just what to expect! That's my two centavos on this one!

Posted at 8:05AM on Oct 10th 2007 by What's a few 'teef' among 'friends'?"


AMEN! Thank you very much for a most refreshing and intelligent reply. You're absolutely dead-on about the muscle in legal cabinetry here. I concur that this case will end up in a private settlement. Bonaduce has no solid pedistal of defense and Fairplay doesn't have the monetary means to pursue the case in civil court to any extent that will earn him any huge rewards. Bonaduce has to cut his losses and save public face.

That's the smartest move anyway... whether Bonaduce heeds such sound resolution remains to be seen. But there's always a thread of hope.

Thanks again for your remarks, I could kiss you
!!!


2486 days ago
138.

lindsay    

you small minded people are trying to intersect the fact of if you like the person or not... which is not the LAW for personal injury... "you are not allowed to injure another person "period, whether it is just a joke or intentional,,, & self defence is way too weak of a defence in this case...

JF hasd a strong PI case,,,DB was did not need to throw over his head & then the fact he did nothing to help afterwards shows he did not care.. in fact he made a joke of it..
JF was joking and it was tacky..but to say it was a hostile jester is lame & unreasonable. it was obvuos he was horsing around...the normal reaction would have been to set JF down or push off,, but DB did something over the top by dropping JF on his head, would you say to pull out a gun and shoot was acceptable??? of course notnor was an over the top drop on head... JF derserves a cash award

2486 days ago
139.

Kay    

Oh Phuleaseeeeeeeeee!!! Johnny Fairplay got EXACTLY what he deserved and now hes going to sue someone? Guess he knows his 15 minutes of fame is up and now he has to score more cash someway somehow...

2486 days ago
140.

Um OK    

Danny needs to file a countersuit.....Fairplay attacked him in an embarassing and obscene way. I'm not a fan of either person but after seeing all the video and listening to both sides explanation of the event.......sorry Fairplay, Danny will win.

Hey TMZ, please put up a poll on this one. I predict a whopping 92% to side with Danny.

2486 days ago
141.

former teacher    

People......Come on, get happy!

2486 days ago
142.

whateveryousay    

wa wa wa.

2486 days ago
143.

Cartman    

Doesn't matter how many of you pretend lawyers twist it, JF initiated the assault and DB ended it. Which is why the District Attorney for Los Angeles declined to prosecute DB.

You pretend lawyers are the ones who said the DA was going to press charges too.

I just hope Fox doesn't settle and makes lets this stupid case play out. Hopefully all JF ends up with is a stack of legal bills and a black eye to match his fat lip.


2486 days ago
144.

pattijen    

Did Jonny think it was okay to just run up to Danny and jump on him like that? I hate to defend Danny since he's kind of disgusting, but it looked like he was just defending himself. If someone ran up to me and jumped on me, my first instinct would be to push him off too. What was Jonny thinking? And does he really think he'll get any sympathy? Sorry, Jonny, you asked for it, and the video shows that loud and clear.

2486 days ago
145.

Joe    

I can't wait to see the response to this one. The poor baby is distressed he was called a punk. Isn't truth a good defense? If he was threatened before the incident, why would he jump on him? Stupid idiot. Jury trial, this one should be funny if it wasn't a waste of a courtroom. Anyone who settles this suit and gives this guy a dime are as bad as he is.

2486 days ago
146.

2 1/2 Volts    

Danny was just playing fair!

2486 days ago
147.

2% MILK    

MAYBE WILL GET A Celebrity. Boxing Match OUT OD THE DEAL.

2486 days ago
148.

joy    

PLEASE JOHNNY NEEDS TO GET OVER HIMSELF!!! HE IS A BIG LOSER JUST LOOKING FOR THE LIME LIGHT AND SOME EXTRE CASH!!! WHOM EVER WOULD TAKE HIS CASE MUST BE AS LOW AS HE IS... HE WAS THE ONE WHO WENT RUNNING AND JUMPING ON DANNY... I THINK IF SOMEONE CAME RUNNING ONTO YOU EVERYONE WOULD OF DID SOMTHING IN THAT SAME NATURE.....

2486 days ago
149.

jEnsmo    

"Surprise assault"? Uhh, who jumped onto whom?

"Negligent supervision"?? Uhhhmmm...are you 4 years old?

Personal accountability. If you jump onto someone, don't be surprised if they retaliate...which I wouldn't even call what happened "retaliation" as much as "get the F off me ya freak".

2486 days ago
150.

monster.com    

There is a serious wording mistake in the lawsuit- it makes reference to Johnny Fairplay as "talent". Already grounds to throw it out!! LOL

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