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'American Chopper' Star Wants His Money, Bike

7/15/2009 1:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Cody ConnellyFormer "American Chopper" star Cody Connelly claims the show owes him nearly a quarter of a million dollars -- and one custom made motorcycle too.

Connelly left the show in 2007, but according to a New York lawsuit we just found, he was only paid for about a third of the episodes in which he appeared.

Connelly also claims he was given a bike called the "Old School Chopper" on one episode ... but never actually received the bike.

He's wants $250,000 in damages.

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Dave In Tulsa    

I remember that episode. Maybe he'll call me as a witness.

1834 days ago
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ShimmyShoe    

Hey Cody I hope you get your money but your bike is most likely gonna be destroyed before he gives it back to you. He is a jerk and showed his true colors over the last few months. Congrats on all your hard work with Vforce customs, stick it to occ and say Hi to Vinny.

1834 days ago
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KG    

I hope he gets his money. I hate that show and it's slapped together bikes. They are so corny and unauthentic.

1834 days ago
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Politico Pablo    

I predict this show will eventually implode over money, jealousy, and plain old greed. They are a victim of their own success.

1834 days ago
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Delicious    

this is breaking news? pathetic

1834 days ago
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* WHiSKY GiRL *    

C0NGRADS :)

1834 days ago
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MY offer is    

Give the kid his bike and money that is due,OLD SCHOOL RULES,pay the kid.PUT THEM ON SLAP DOWN

1834 days ago
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They about to get paid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

Looks like pops might be screwing everybody at OCC,first Pauly Jr,Mikey and now Cody,looks like Vinnie bailed at the right time,the other Guys ,that build the bikes don't seam happy,money and greed will do people in,The show was great , but this season was a disappointing on the way Dad turned on his sons,I suspect Rick wont be long to quit

1834 days ago
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jackiem    

and he deserves it 100%, i watched the show when he was on there, i really enjoyed watching him, and he more than did his part, he deserves the bike and the money that he worked for her....good luck to him, maybe he will win the case and start his own show, that sounds good.

1834 days ago
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Ronny    

Hi Cody, Hope you get everything they promised you. After Vinny and you left the show it went down hill. The only one left that seems like a stand up guy is Mikey. He's getting the shaft now. Sr and Jr forgot where they came from and all the people who got them where they are today. Good Luck and hope to see and Vinney at Bike Week in Daytona. Ronny L

1834 days ago
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superchunk    

Paul Sr. is an angry miserable person. It is so obvious that he resents his sons and no amount
of money will make him happy.

1834 days ago
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Paris' uterus    

Oh well, this was bound to happen. Since nobody's buying yuppie choppers anymore Sr. must be having a life crisis.
Time to go back into anonymity.....

1834 days ago
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janet    

I remember that episode too. That's bs, they just need to pay him and give him his bike.

1834 days ago
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Pieseroc    

I hope he gets his money & bike OCC is weak Cody & Vinnie left perfect timing ! I was in the motorcycles bizz for the last 10 year and there's no sales OCC will got out of Biz & Sr. will loss everything Corney Bikes Lame owners just all around JUNK!!

1834 days ago
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eddie    

i hope he gets his money.paul sr run his son and vinnie off and rick will be going to soon all over money and greed.
paul sr is a ass.

1833 days ago
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