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Ted Williams

I've Been Financially Raped

8/19/2011 5:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Ted Williams has filed a lawsuit that will make you cry.

Williams -- the homeless guy who became famous for his voice of thunder -- claims when he hit it big earlier this year, he couldn't handle the pressure and was plagued with "significant drug and alcohol abuse" and was "totally incapable of understanding what was happening to him or handling [his] own affairs."

Williams got hooked up with Zev Suissa, Randy Thomas and Joe Cipriano -- also known as the defendants.  According to the lawsuit, the trio took Williams for a ride, knowing he was suffering from severe substance abuse.

The suit claims Suissa, Thomas and Cipriano got Williams to sign a "one-sided, onerous, burdensome, non-negotiated and blatantly unfair" deal that gives them a huge chunk of any money Williams makes. 

Williams now wants a judge to void the contract.

Short story ... sounds like he signed his life away.


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31.

RonBurgundy    

He should sue Colgate and Crest too...

...for failing to pursuade him to use their products...

I can smell that bum from here...

1161 days ago
32.

Hime    

Don't care. He got a ton of money for being homeless and being able to imitate the voice of a radio announcer- seriously there are real people out there who really do their best to survive and have so much to offer the world, and THIS guy is the one who got a chance. He blew it all on drugs and booze like most homeless people are stupid enough to do? Cool, not anyone's problem.

1161 days ago
33.

makeitstop    

Dude, the best time to get an attorney is BEFORE you sign a contract.

1161 days ago
34.

go home!    

He shouldn't have blown off Dr Phil. All he wanted to do was help the man.

1161 days ago
35.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

See, the thing is, this is what happens when dumb, uneducated bums get some real money: they lose it ha ha! He's an idiot but he'll have his revenge, as he appears to have about 3 months to live.....so gross! He'll croak, and those criminals will get zero. Society wins!

1161 days ago
36.

YoungLady    

They messed up for that 1

1161 days ago
37.

oleman    

does anybody really care? His 15 minutes were up a half hour ago....

1161 days ago
38.

likeomg    

Is he panhandling in Columbus again yet? Maybe he and Casey Anthony can get an apartment together. This guy had opportunity after opportunity to get his life on track. Free rehab. LUCRATIVE job offers. Then he hit the bottle again. No sympathy for him. He should write Oprah a letter since he is craving it so much.

1161 days ago
39.

RonBurgundy    

"...Oh, but he has a disease, society must help him..."

I'd offer to help with embalming him.

1161 days ago
40.

Jackazz flatts    

Did anyone think this turd was actually going anywhere. Back to the toilet bowl, Ted.

1161 days ago
41.

Michael C, Teniente    

Give me a break! This guy got serious breaks and what did he do with them?

This guy has too much street drama going on in his soul to ever be happy.

Someone is always doing him wrong!

mike t.

1161 days ago
42.

Gale    

Hello people...the ma was not well when he was discovered. People flew in and took advantage of his talent and used him for a quick buck. Sure he got free rehab and whatnot but hell he didn't ask for it, he was forced in to make money for everyone else. The stress that would be to live your life on the streets with no responsibility then swept up into a life that you have no control over everything he was avoiding his whole life. Yeah, I feel sorry for him, this lawsuit has a lawyer making some money for himself. He has to make his life change for himself not for money or anyone else. I wish him well.

1161 days ago
43.

Abe    

Ted, you're a big boy. You were HOMELESS before the "defendants" took a huge chance on you. Look in the mirror. You're a disgusting person.

Stop whining and man up.

x

1161 days ago
44.

O-Dog2GX    

He got Played in Full.

1161 days ago
45.

Tom    

Ha Ha Ha Ha, god that is funny! Who would have saw this coming??? Give that man a Pabst Blue Ribbon!

1161 days ago
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