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Tony Hawk

I Got Caught

in Helmet Cam Scam

6/24/2010 6:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0624_tony_hawk_EX_gettyTony Hawk is suing over one of the coolest products he ever put his name on -- a digital helmet cam -- claiming the people behind the device are total frauds.

Hawk -- the greatest skateboarder of all time -- filed a lawsuit today in L.A. County Superior Court claiming Prime Entertainment owes him more than $100k in royalties for "The Tony Hawk Branded Digital Helmet Camcorder."

In the suit, Hawk alleges when he signed the deal in 2005, Prime Entertainment "had no intention" of actually paying the guy what they promised. Instead, Hawk states he only received $35k of the $150k he was owed.

Now, Tony is suing for the remained $115k -- plus punitive damages -- citing breach of contract and fraud.

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Throwback kid    

Wow, talk about a slow news day

1525 days ago
2.

Nicole    

I have that camera!!! it's a big piece of junk... falls off the second i hit like 6 mph

1525 days ago
3.

lucy    

Check out the song Skate or Die! http://www.locolism.com/music.html

1525 days ago
4.

Mark    

Ha! 3 comments for Tony!He is a has been for sure!hee hee!

1525 days ago
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Derek    

Tony has done more for skateboarding and other action sports then anyone else and gives back with his skatepark foundation and other things. Good for him if he has made alot money from skateboarding. He also never quit or gave up when there was no money in the sport. **** off haters

1525 days ago
6.

boo boo    

Hawk is NOT the greatest skater of all time...That honor goes to Tony ALVA! TA is the original bad boy of skating - super hot, too effing cool, surfer, musician. Hawk would just be another goofy vert dork if it wasn't for the people who run his show, oh and bagel bites commercials.



TONY ALVA = GREATEST SKATER OF ALL TIME!

1524 days ago
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2cents    

no comment

1524 days ago

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