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Martha Stewart Lawsuit:

The Wrath of Grapes

9/8/2010 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Martha Stewart is engaging in a smear campaign against Vampire Vineyards to bolster the sales of a Gallo wine label bearing her name ... this according to a new federal lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

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According to the suit, Stewart's Gallo wine sales are less than one-half the wine sales of Vampire Vineyards. To catch up, the suit claims Stewart and her company, Omnimedia, are selling counterfeit Vampire Vineyards wine labels "to disparage and tarnish [Vampire's] wine brands by portraying a mock label of Vampire Vineyards affixed to cheap, non-descript wine and spirits products."

The suit, which names Stewart, Omnimedia, Martha Stewart Living and others, wants the judge to put a quick end to what Vampire calls Martha's "malicious" campaign.

Fun fact -- The first sale of Vampire wine was to MCA Records and Alice Cooper with the slogan, "Sip the Blood of the Vine." The back label of the bottle explains that the reason no one hears stories about vampires attacking humans any more is because vampires have been drinking Vampire wine instead.

So how do you explain "True Blood"?

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1.

Jimmy     

Firsties :O

1325 days ago
2.

simon says    

zzzzzzzzzz go away martha...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

1325 days ago
3.

awards    

Martha is responsible, if she did the crime she will do the time!

1325 days ago
4.

Lykdysplt    

Martha is evil

1325 days ago
5.

Carvey    

Throw her back in prison.

1325 days ago
6.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

back to jail martha

1324 days ago
7.

Caring Kate    

I admire Martha Stewart and I hope these charges prove to be false. I don't think Martha is dumb. Trusting too much, maybe, but not dumb. By the way, this lawsuit gives a great publicity shot to Vampire Wine. Please don't overlook that fact.

1324 days ago
8.

Kraken    

When Martha decided to jump on the Palin-bashing bandwagon, which also seems to be the swan song of most washed up celebrities, I knew my patience with her was up.

When a celebrity plays the "Sarah Palin is an idiot." card, you can be assured of two things:

1) They are completely out of touch with the pulse of their audience. In a last ditch effort at attention, celebrities will hurl Sarah Palin insults and expect acceptance and praise because everyone hates Sarah, right? Right?!? They have the misguided idea that most people hate her, when in fact the vast majority of people are either indifferent or do in fact like her, further cementing that celebrity's position of irrelevance and turning off what could have been a new fan base.

1) Nothing of value will ever be uttered from them again.

Squeeze her out into the nearest prison and flush the tank!

1324 days ago
9.

Bubbles The Chimp    

Does Martha have cats? She is a freaking crazy old lady. About 60 cats in her house would complete her crazy life.

1324 days ago
10.

chad    

frivolous lawsuit... these "labels" martha stewart makes are sold for retail that comsumers can cover their own wine bottles with for a halloween party.... HOW STUPID! link to lable http://shop.marthastewart.com/Martha-Stewart-Halloween-Vampire-Wine-Labels/A/B003XEQNP6.htm

1324 days ago
11.

dreya    

Leave Martha alone! She is so creative and people just want to drag her down, christ, get a life!

1324 days ago
12.

Kate    

So how do you explain "True Blood?"

It's a TV show.

1324 days ago
13.

HarlotO'Hara    

typical b*tchy martha.

1324 days ago
14.

Mark    

Stewart is such a shallow self absorbed person that she will trash anyone who stands in her way to make money or challenge her throne (e.g. Rachel Ray)

1324 days ago
15.

Jim    

What`s the matter Martha? Not rich enough? Idiot!

1324 days ago
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