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'Scrubs' Star Accused of Make-a-Wish Choke Out

6/4/2009 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

If a man who worked at a Make-a-Wish event was granted a wish of his own, it would probably be that Robert Maschio from "Scrubs" didn't allegedly get drunk and choke him with his own necktie.

According to a lawsuit filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Tom Binder claims Robert -- who plays The Todd on the show -- got smashed while tending bar at a Make-A-Wish event in Santa Monica last year.

Tom -- who was working at the event -- claims Robert became so enraged when bidding on all items had come to an end, that he screamed, "You don't know who I am! I just raised $8,000 for this organization, you little piece of s**t!"

That's when the suit says Robert grabbed Tom "by his necktie and began choking him, lifting Plaintiff partly off the ground and yelling even louder: 'Let's take this outside.'"

Robert is being sued for assault and battery -- the plaintiff is seeking unspecified damages. ABC is also named as a defendant -- because the suit says Tom was a "celebrity representative" of "Scrubs."


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Tom Binder needs to stop being a whiny bitch. Yet another get rich quick loser.

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1946 days ago


At least he wasn't choked out with one of "The Todd"s banana hammocks.....

1946 days ago


Big deal, he "raised" those they are donations, not his money. All these "stars" think because they are present at these fund rasiers/charity events that they are so great! Well, why don't they donate some money for once. The money is coming from regular people would could donate anyway. They make $40,000 and up a week, don't let them fool you.

1946 days ago


Another case of sue city. And why do they even serve alcohol at a Make A wish Foundation event??? Take that wasted money to out toward actually making a wish come true.

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steve allen    

Assault and battery "5"...OH YEAH!!!

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High Five Todd!!!!!

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Tom Binder, the plaintiff, lost credibility in this lawsuit when he included ABC. Make-a-wish is not an ABC organization so going after ABC makes him appear to be someone looking just for money and thus his story looses credibility. What's next, Zach Braff gets in a local bar fight and the victim sues ABC too?

1945 days ago


hahaha Choke out five!! Don't mess with The Todd!! :)

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