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Manny Pacquiao -- I'm the Victim of a 'Shakedown'

12/8/2010 10:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Manny Pacquiao says his former business partners are simply envious of his recent $15 million boxing payday -- and that's why they concocted a scheme to sue him over a busted record deal ... this according to new legal docs.

Manny Pacquiao Lawsuit

Pacquiao is firing back at RBM Group International -- claiming their $10 million lawsuit against him for allegedly backing out of a 12 song record deal is nothing more than a "shakedown."

In the documents, obtained by TMZ, Manny claims RBM was supposed to pay him $160k up front -- but he only got a check for $40,000 ... and therefore he has no legal obligation to make an album.

But the best part of the lawsuit -- Manny's lawyer quotes the Archbishop of Constantinople ... who said, "As a moth gnaws a garment, so doth envy consume a man."

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1.

big al    

an album? weird.

1381 days ago
2.

Truth    

SOOO DID PACMAN RETURN THE CHECK FOR 40 GRAND?? OF COURSE NOT... SO THEY SHUD SUE FOR THE 40K AND ATTORNEY'S FEES AT MOST NOT 10 MIL.

1381 days ago
3.

rrrrr    

running from floyd? who's the one poking people and getting assault charges? LOL

1381 days ago
4.

b.a sing.er    

Come on Manny, stick to boxing where you're best at I saw you sang twice on Kimmels show and I felt embarass by your singing.

1381 days ago
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Rafael of Chicago    

40K now becomes 10 MIl...what a shame! But nice try whatever record labels it is! Hope you get your mollah but I doubt it.

1381 days ago
6.

frankentit    

His lawyer rules!

1381 days ago
7.

Joe    

sad when someone makes money in this world... and so many others think they are entitled to it and will do anything to get it. so sad.

1381 days ago
8.

SLH    

sorry but ... who is this ugly bastard?

1381 days ago
9.

en Todo Momento!!    

well, well lookey here tmz. someone actually knows a lofty quote! i had nooooooooh idea a thinker wiled in your circles.

1381 days ago
10.

stu    

take a business course u idiots! the record company is suing for 10mil becuase that would have been their profit if the album was made.

1381 days ago
11.

CrisDizzle    

"It's nothin personal... it's just business." - Manny Pacquiao

1381 days ago
12.

Mike    

Sounds like it takes 2 to tangle. No silver bullet here, it's a lack of communication, ignorant by both party. But the actual contract will play it out. Either way, 10mil is out of the question.

1381 days ago
13.

ROMO    

Manny is a bad ass dude, don't think it's a good idea to shake down the man. Go pac

1381 days ago
14.

R.J    

Some of you non English ****s can't read or understand THE LAW. Yes, they can sue him for $10 millions ****..READ A ****ING BOOK. Just like most dog eaters. Most of them scam people.

1381 days ago
15.

Robert    

Well, the question is did he cash the check cause if he did he locked himself in.

1381 days ago
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