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'Real Housewives'

Real Pain In Ass

4/5/2008 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A Wall Street management company may learn the hard way -- skank is now a protected class in the US of A.

Jason Colodne is suing Patriarch Partners for $55 mil, claiming he was wrongfully fired because he appeared on the TV show "The Real Housewives of New York City." NEW YORK CITY!

According to the suit, first reported by Page Six, Jason's GF, Bethenny Frankel, is a cast member, and he appeared on an episode to promote a charity that raises money for neurofibromatosis. By the way, Jason wasn't working in the mail room. He was Prez of the frickin' company.

Apparently, the firm values its privacy and felt Jason boy was out of line. Since he's now unemployed and into charity work, we're thinkin' he should try out for "Oprah's Big Give."

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1.

Big Mike    

Please stop with these annoying programs and disgusting people !

2172 days ago
2.

noyankhere    

WHO R THESE PEOPLE????????

2211 days ago
3.

cola    

It is Neurofibromatosis people Neurofibromatosis

2211 days ago
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anonymous    

It sounds like they wanted to get rid of him anyway and also maybe he should have asked first, Who cares, I hate that show, I like the other skanks on HWOOC.

2211 days ago
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Leslie    

I believe you guys mean "NEUROFIBROMATOSIS" there is no such thing as "NEUROFIGERMATOSIS.

2211 days ago
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Reality TV Sucks    

Don't you mean "neurofibromatosis ".

Damn. I figured some high school at least was required to write for TMZ... or spell check.

2211 days ago
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whoosh    

TMZ is stupide

2211 days ago
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Cynic    

"Oprah's Big Give"?

Does Oprah not know any words of more than one syllable, or does she deliberately dumb down her speech to appeal to the lowest common denominator?

2211 days ago
9.

NUMbnuts    

WHO IS THIS TOOL BAG???

I THINK THEY MEANT NEUROHALITOSIS!!!

2211 days ago
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Observer    

Cynic, like it or not most American aren't that bright, just ask your friends (assuming a cynic has a need of friends) where Tanazania is on a map. Oprah is doing pretty well catering to her market, I don't see "The Cynic 's Capacious Endowment" on the air anywhere.

2211 days ago
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SAD..SAD..SAD..    

Well I like the show... and I saw the episode he was in, I don't think he portrayed himself in a bad way at all, he seemed very profesional and reserved and for them to fire him over him apprearence in the show is just ridiculous! I feel for him and don't blame him for suing

2211 days ago
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Really, really sad    

Anyone with half a brain knows that you need to get clearance for any outside work if you are employed with an investment firm. Paid or not. He is an idiot for not getting approval. The show is tacky = bad press for the firm. What was he thinking?

He's just making his problems worse by going public with this. He should have quietly settled out of court.

2211 days ago
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me    

Ummm...I think the fundraiser featured his SISTER who has the disease! Personally I think the firm was out of line...

2210 days ago
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jlee    

The firm is way out of line - this guy always looks uncomfortable on the show and obviously did it to please his PR-hungry girlfriend.
I don't think he did anything wrong and he certainly doesn't come across as a social climbing fool like the other token male on the show, the Australian metrosexual-but-is-really-gay husband.

2210 days ago
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jlee    

Really nice, Fred - comment #8
We need more anti-semitism in the world...this guy didn't do anything to inspire anger in anyone, did he? What is your problem?

2210 days ago
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