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'Home Improvement' Sues: I Was Fleeced!

12/28/2010 10:38 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

One of the stars of "Home Improvement" claims he invested in a Hollywood restaurant and the dudes who took his money blew it on trips to Hawaii and a Porsche.

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Zachery Ty Bryan, who played eldest son Brad Taylor, has sued two partners in Big Wangs, a Hollywood sports bar.  Bryan alleges Peter Brill and Joe Barker used the business as their personal piggy bank to live "high off the hog."

Bryan claims Brill and Barker funneled Big Wangs' profits to open competing restaurants ... this, in addition to the car, the trips and the purchase of a home in the Hollywood Hills.

Bryan says Brill and Barker made all their purchases on an American Express card and, to add insult to injury, made personal use of 750,000 Membership Rewards points.

Bryan is suing for unspecified damages.

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Ginger    

Next time he needs to do his homework and investigate anything he wants to invest his money in. I'm going to bet he doesn't get a penny of it back. That's a shame.

1309 days ago
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Manimal    

Sorry you got ripped off...Big Tits is where the real money is!

1309 days ago
18.

Patrick    

Anybody who has seen some of the later Home Improvement episodes with ZTB in sweats knows that the Big Wang in this story is swinging between his legs.

1309 days ago
19.

Stewart    

What a total loser! How much money can this turd have anyway? He has not been in the public eye since that stupid show with Tim Allen.

1309 days ago
20.

degenx13    

You all are idiots. Obviously, none of you live in the LA area. Otherwise, you would know that Big Wangs is quite a successful bar with 3 locations in Los Angeles. You can say what you want about the name, but it is one of the busiest bars in the Valley, Hollywood, and Downtown LA. The article said nothing about the business failing, it plainly said that Mr. Bryan is suing the owners due to not being paid back in a timely fashion and that they were using investment money for personal trips and luxury items. The business is still booming and popular as ever. I love when ignorant people post on websites with absolutely no knowledge whatsoever on the matter. Mr. Bryan has every right to sue Barker and Brill, whether there is any truth to the accusations has yet to be determined.

1309 days ago
21.

abr    

I know someone just like that. He spends $50K every month in credit cards for eating out. And $5500 per month rent for his OC mansion on the hill. And payments for Mercedes, Lexus, Harley, etc. He went to Europe during the summer and went to NY not too long ago and calling business trip. He uses the business as his personal piggy bank. He reduced employees' salaries 35% last year. And now he is thinking about terminating some of the employees to save his business oh I mean his personal piggy bank.

1309 days ago
22.

Manimal    

If Big Wangs finances are being run like he claims it wouldn't take much to put them out of business...boycott!

1309 days ago
23.

Steve    

You jerks should read your own emails. I DON"T THINK YOU would be so cavalier if that was YOUR MONEY :) So, I say good for Zachery. SUE those jerks until they haven't got a pot to piss in.

1309 days ago
24.

Bob    

Can you say stupid? Hay Bryan, give me some money to start a business, I wanna go to Europe.

1309 days ago
25.

mj blondin    

Hey Zak............sorry to hear this.........its Dans Mom.......hope u sue the pants of these 2 boozos.......come by and say hi...we are always talking about you! Happy Holidays from Dan, Christine, Logan and Head Mama!

1309 days ago
26.

mj blondin    

You go Zak............Sue the pants off of them! Its Dans Mom.....Hi! Hey come by and see us!

1309 days ago
27.

lint    

He had all that money and couldn't afford a tube of chapstick?

1309 days ago
28.

baxy    

After reading this story- all i can think is whatever happened to JOnathan Taylor Thomas??

1309 days ago
29.

crx    

UM HELLO PEOPLE - Big Wangs is a SUCCESSFULL sports bar (wangs refers to CHICKEN - people c'mon). They have several locations and all are booming with business. I've been a regular on and off there for 4+ years and I know the owners. They are NOT con artists and there is no proof to this dudes claims.. hense it being called a CLAIM. And please tell me where it says BW is failing financially?? ...oh wait it DIDN'T.... sheesh

I agree with this guy that wrote:

"You all are idiots. Obviously, none of you live in the LA area. Otherwise, you would know that Big Wangs is quite a successful bar with 3 locations in Los Angeles. You can say what you want about the name, but it is one of the busiest bars in the Valley, Hollywood, and Downtown LA. The article said nothing about the business failing, it plainly said that Mr. Bryan is suing the owners due to not being paid back in a timely fashion and that they were using investment money for personal trips and luxury items. The business is still booming and popular as ever. I love when ignorant people post on websites with absolutely no knowledge whatsoever on the matter. Mr. Bryan has every right to sue Barker and Brill, whether there is any truth to the accusations has yet to be determined."

1309 days ago
30.

Jack    

The "competing resturant" may be a place called Loaded. This is a whiskey bar that was opened further up Cahuenga at Hollywood. Both are owned by the above but both serve a different client base. I drink at both and it is my OPINION that they do not compete for business, but fill needed nitches in the area.

1309 days ago
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