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'CSI' Writer Accused of Televised Revenge Plot

5/22/2009 7:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

This is one of the best lawsuits we've seen in a while -- a writer for "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" is accused of naming some seriously perverted characters on his show after a real-life couple who allegedly screwed her in a real estate deal gone bad.

According to the suit, filed moments ago in L.A. County Superior Court, Scott and Melinda Tamkin claim "CSI" writer Sarah Goldfinger sought revenge against them by allegedly using their names and likenesses to craft a recent episode of "CSI."

Here's the rub -- the Tamkins claim their fictional counterparts "engaged in a reckless lifestyle of sexual bondage, pornography, drunkeness, marital discord, depression, financial straights and possibly even murder."

The Tamkins claim CBS acknowledged the problem and changed the names "at the eleventh hour," but because the first names matched, and the original last names had already made it to the Internet -- the damage was already done.

Now the Tamkins claim their good names have been sullied -- and are suing CBS, Goldfinger and the production company behind the show for at least $6 mil.

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let it go    

I smell a BIG lawsuit!!!!!

1917 days ago
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azh01e    

hahaha! Good for the writer. **** THEM!

1917 days ago
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ANGELA    

THAT IS THE FUNNIEST THING IVE HEARD IN A WHILE. IF THEY REALLY SCREWED HER THAT WAS THE BEST REVENGE, UNFORTUNATLY I THINK IN THE END ITS GOING TO BE THE MOST EXPENSIVE REVENGE PLOT EVER!!!! I ALWAYS THOUGHT BEING A WRITER WOULD BE SO COOL FOR THAT EXACT REASON BUT I NEVER WOULD HAVE GONE AS FAR AS PUTTING THE LAST NAME IN BECAUSE OF COURSE THEY ARE GOING TO SUE I SURE WOULD.

1917 days ago
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Googie    

If they hadn't filed the lawsuit, hardly anyone would have known. They're protesting too much, either it's true or they're just greedy for more money.

1917 days ago
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Winsome Davis III    

Some people like their real estate agents to be engaged in a reckless lifestyle of sexual bondage, pornography, drunkeness, marital discord, depression, financial straights and possibly even murder.

1917 days ago
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yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

with all that freakiness, they might just also have computer gaids from perez hiltons site.

1917 days ago
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joho777    

Of course, this is just for publicity. If they hadn't filed this lawsuit, no one would have ever heard of this alleged insult.

1917 days ago
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Thyna    

I couldn 't name the episode this happened in.

1917 days ago
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IceCreamLady    

The stupidity of this law suit is horrifying. These people need to get over themselves and find something worth while to occupy their time. The lawyer representing them should be ashamed of him or herself. I have lived long enough to read two books and even saw one movie with my exact name used as a character name maybe i should get a lawyer too! Names are NOT unique people, This couple is pathetic.

1917 days ago
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cry me a gay river    

Judgement: Mrs and Mrs Tamkin, your claims are baseless. "Why??" Because NOBODY IN THE WORLD WOULD'VE KNOWN WHO YOU WERE IF YOU HADN'T FILED THIS FRIVOLOUS LAWSUIT!". Therefore "sullying your good name" as a claim is rejected by this court. You were another face in the crowd, and not likely to suffer from the use of a name that happens to be also used by yourselves. You're filing suit because you found two people on a program, written by someone you DON'T LIKE, that you think you resemble. If you haven't done all those hideous things(murder, larceny, bondage (really?..what were the rest.?) then you have no claim. IF you have,"Bailiff, please take the Tamkins into custody". Court adjourned.

1917 days ago
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That's Some Bad Writing    

That's a terrible thing to do to someone...to create horrible characters for a popular TV show with your name/job after meeting you.

1917 days ago
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Meli    

I hope they win and the writer gets fired. What a cow.

1917 days ago
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Friend of the Tamkins    

I am a family friend of the Tamkins. It was a terrible thing that was done to them. They are great people and did not screw her over in a real estate deal gone bad. TMZ should get their facts straight!!!

1917 days ago
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Spoiledbabie    

I wonder what episode it was. does anyone have an idea?

1917 days ago
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I Love Memphis    

Joho it was the very first episode this season with Bobby and Eames...I love Law and Order go Bobby!!!!!!!

1917 days ago
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