« BACK TO TMZ TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Mark Spitz Out a Lawsuit over TV Commercial

6/5/2009 9:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mark Spitz's mankini is in a bunch -- and it's all because the Olympic swimmer claims he and his legendary porn 'stache were taken advantage of by a medical company.

Spitz just filed a lawsuit in L.A., claiming he had a deal to appear in commercials for a company called MedCo -- but the deal was supposed to end in December '08. Spitz claims the spots are still running on the air right now.

Spitz is suing for "licensing fees that should have been paid, plus a percentage interest of the gross sales of Medco's products since the use of Spitz' [sic] name and image."

For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
12 COMMENTS

No Avatar

1.

The world is going to hell.    

and?

1963 days ago
2.

beachy    

Go for it, Mark! I had a major crush on you back in the 70's. Don't let the Paps take advantage of you.

Go - you good lookin' man!!

1963 days ago
3.

Edd    

Who's the old dude in the commercial?

I would have figured him more for a a Viagra commercial, not Medco.

1963 days ago
4.

Tink44    

Looks like a scene from the movie Jaws!

1963 days ago
5.

PEPSI Generation    

CIA mexican nut hang up they baited him in to a overseas STREACH 101 he was a child molster into little boys CIA took out the garbage once again GREAT JOB GODSPEED.

1963 days ago
6.

Hulimakaflip    

Wow, so you are saying that he wants royalties for his commercials? Interesting. I wonder what the contract states and what he agreed to. There were other athletes we saw on commercials too and we don't see them saying anything. I think his commercials were ran because of the interviews he did where he was asked about Michael Phelps. Have you seen the commercials? I have not.

1963 days ago
7.

Hulimakaflip    

I have not seen it since the Summer Olympics, I meant to say earlier. Joe (above) is right about the website and the commercial running on line.

1963 days ago
8.

David    

Mark Spitz is a great man with a lot of integrity and class. Medco agreed to run the spot for a certain amount of time and no more. Now that they are continuing to run the spot, this goes against the contract that Mark agreed to. Not only should he be entitled to the residual income for the extra run time of the spot, but should be compensated extra because they are taking advantage of Mark and trying to get away something. Medco, along with many of advertising companies, take advantage of actors and celeb endorsers all the time. They are crooks. In fact, I just had a "generic" prescription filled by Medco and they wanted $150! Really??? Medco is wrong and Mark Spitz should be paid. It's just too bad they he and his family have to put in all of the time and effort now to get what is rightfully theirs. Mark is a great man and is entitled to this. It's just a shame he has to fight for something that is rightfully his.

1963 days ago
9.

adam    

so which is it does mark spitz or does mark swallow,either way he likes it on his face

1963 days ago
10.

KimmyPage    

Dude...that pic is CREEPY......

don't go in that water......why's he staring right at me?? What??

1963 days ago
11.

web design    

Don't be so harsh on him man!

1962 days ago

Around The Web