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Famous Producer Alleges Fraud, Theft, Date Rape

12/24/2008 10:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jon PetersJon Peters, the mega-producer whose credits include "Flashdance," "Batman" and "Rain Man," probably wishes he had hired Jacoby & Meyers rather than the dude he's now suing.

In a lawsuit filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Peters claims his former lawyer, Ronald Grigg, stole from him and committed "fraudulent, deceitful and criminal acts." Oh yes, Peters also claims Grigg drugged two intoxicated women with "Special K" and then had sexual intercourse on Peters' property.

Peters claims he hired Grigg back in 2006 at a salary of $225,000 a year. At around the same time Peters became seriously ill, had several surgeries -- one to remove a tumor -- was under heavy medication and "vulnerable." He claims Grigg then went on a campaign of deceit -- appointing himself Prez of Peters' production company and hiring a $60,000-a-year assistant on Peters' dime who did unrelated legal work for Grigg.

Peters claims Grigg stole his computers which contained lots of confidential info about Peters' film business. Peters also says Grigg exposed him to lots of "fabricated legal actions that arose from a conspiracy of disgruntled individuals."

As for the whole date rape allegation, Peters wasn't specific, other than to allege the two women were wasted when Grigg allegedly drugged them.

Peters is suing for unspecified damages. Grigg could not immediately be reached for comment.

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lisa lisa    

LAWYERS ARE RIGHT UP THERE WITH USED CAR SALESMEN.

1946 days ago
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maggot    

this producer is one of Hollywoods biggest douchebags...he himself Fd up many women and boys....the guy is dirt...garbage..

compared he makes lawyers look like saints!!!l

1946 days ago
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Iskur    

#2 how deep did you dig into your anal cavity to produce that gem of b-s?

1946 days ago
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Gassy Jockey    

This is the tip of the bizarre, melting iceberg. It's a preemptive lawsuit by a client who's about to get sued or countersued by his lawyer for fees.

1946 days ago
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Buster The Cat    

this guy was an idiot in the 70's....some thing don't change...creepy!
Barbara glad you pushed him to the curb...how lucky you were!

1946 days ago
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mure    

He looks like the spawn of Richard Gere and John Larroquette

1946 days ago
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Di    

Most lawyers are good descent people who went into the profession to help others. I know. I'm an entertainment lawyer myself. In other words, there are good and bad people in the profession, just like there are in other professions. Saying that all lawyers are crooked is like saying that all Mexicans are lazy. So don't judge Griggs until you know all the fact as presented in a court of law. Peters is a tool. Peter Guber and he single handedly brought down Columbia Peters. If you don't believe me, read the book that was written about the situation. And, if I'm remembering correctly, Jon Peters was recently accused of sexual harassment.

1946 days ago
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Di    

Sorry about the typos. I'm a bit dyslexic. I meant decent and Columbia Pictures.

1946 days ago
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Disgusting    

Hope Peters wins. Anyone who sues a lawyer is a hero.

Finding a decent honest lawyer is as likely as finding a four-leaf clover.

Whatever Peters may be guilty of does NOT excuse this lawyer from these hideous acts. And, lawyers are officers of the court, and must be held to that standard.

Lawyers are out of control with no regulation. The CA State Bar is a joke, they are there to protect lawyers, and they will brutalize you if you file a complaint. One of their investigators said they have so many complaints they have to brutalize people so they will go away and not pursue their complaint. It is very corrupt. Lawyers know they can act criminally and get away with it, except for the occasional extreme poster child the Bar uses to claim they are doing their job.

We've all seen what the failure to regulate brokers and bankers led to - what do you think the failure to regulate lawyers is doing? Do we need everything to collapse before we demand those in authority be properly regulated?

Politicians are mostly lawyers. Demand proper regulation and accountability of lawyers.

1945 days ago
10.

Lexar    

Peters needs to return to his original job...hairdresser.

1944 days ago
11.

ks    

There is not a word vile enough to describe Jon Peters. He is the rudest human being i have ever come in contact with. It must be awful to be him and hated by everyone. How does he live with himself? And how does his current wife life with him? Its a shame to the human race that he has been allowed to father children, pass his genes on, and have any type of influence on them. What a joke that he is suing anyone. He has so much coming to him. I hope everything backfires on him.

1944 days ago
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Truthful    

Everything Jon Peters is claiming is 100% accurate. His attorney is notorious in Los Angeles for more of the same only to other unsuspecting people who thought he would help them. Get this man off the Bar. He is a menace to Society.

1926 days ago

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