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"Nail Files"

Smoking Gun in Limo Driver Lawsuit

9/15/2011 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The limo driver who sued the people behind the TV Guide reality show "Nail Files" for violating his privacy has a big problem ... in the form of a signed release form obtained by TMZ.

Fred Busby -- a limo driver -- claims he was taking the star of the show and her cameraman to LAX, when he went into a diabetic coma.  Busby says the show aired the footage and portrayed him as drunk ... even though he insists he never signed a release form.

But we now have a release form that appears to show Fred's signature not once, not twice but three times.

The form states, among other things, "I recognize that my signature on this release is a condition of Company permitting me to be a guest/participant in the Programming or both"

We spoke to Fred's lawyer who tells TMZ, "My client does not recall signing any such documents"

The lawyer went on to imply that Fred may have been "incapacitated" when he was asked to sign the release, and therefore even if he did sign " it would not be enforceable"

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Claus    

People in diabetic coma - or going there- aren't signing anything. This is total bs. There is no state of "whhhhatt, I'm signing papers while possibly dying...?". No way.

945 days ago
2.

Jim    

Gotta love the lawyer... "may have been". yeah, right. The limo driver signed a release, THREE times. And it probably wasn't signed on the same day of the taping, it "may have been" signed prior to the taping of this episode. Now go back to your legal library, in your Mercedes, and come up with something else to "win". And is the case with all lawyers, it's ALWAYS about THEIR CUT of the "TAKE".

945 days ago
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Dennis Johnson    

This is an open letter to TV-Guide.........please-please-don't bring back that stupid show for another season.I mean that woman is a joke and a complete pain in the a$$.

945 days ago
4.

kp    

Harvey,
Your website is getting to be more like a D list or below website,
what gives -
i e who cares about "nail files" or driver? How many people have ever seen this show? Lets get back to basics.

945 days ago
5.

Rwwatson    

So he is suing them for portraying him as a drunk, but his signature does not count because he was drunk when he signed it? Did I get that right?

945 days ago
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jason    

Trust me when I say He is not claiming he was in a diabetic coma, He is claiming insulin shock. Its when your insulin creates extreme low blood sugar. And many diabetics have crashed cars while in his state. Its a nightmare and is very dangerous while driving but the idiot should have pulled over and drank his orange juice not kept driving!

945 days ago
7.

TMZer    

Looks like someone was drunk afterall... hahahhahahahaha

945 days ago
8.

bunny    

Sounds like a dumb lawyer. If he's drunk and does something then he isn't held accountable? Well gosh, lets get drunk and go kill someone.

945 days ago
9.

Kiki    

Come on, Harvey, the grammatical errors your writers make are bad enough, but they can't even refer to one of your own posts properly-the driver said he was in diabetic shock, NOT coma...there's a huge difference there.

That being said, he couldn't have been in shock when he signed the release. Like Claus said, someone in that condition isn't signing anything. Sounds like buyer's remorse...he signed the release then didn't like the way the episode was edited.

944 days ago
10.

SLH    

was this the same limo driver that sued Liza Minelli for raping him?

944 days ago
11.

B.Regina    

To all the commentators who dislike the show, my advice would be Do no*****ch...haha..who is dumb enough to sit in front of the TV and tune in to shows they hate? Oh, yeah, and then go to sites where they waste time commenting on these same programs. At least these poor souls give me a laugh. The story is the limo driver suing, isn't it?

944 days ago

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