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Mike Rowe

Responds to Same-Name Lawsuit

BLAME MY PARENTS!

11/22/2011 10:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Mike Rowe (the celebrity) tells TMZ ... he understands why Mike Rowe (the prisoner) has a beef about his name ... telling us, "The guy has a good point, I've wanted to sue myself for years now."

TMZ broke the story ... some unfamous prison inmate in South Dakota named Mike Rowe is suing the celebrity -- claiming he's constantly being harassed behind bars because they share the same name. He's also pissed that Lee Jeans claims Mike Rowe wears their product ... because "I am not for them."

Now, Mike Rowe (the celeb) is responding to the suit ... telling TMZ, "My attorneys are taking the charges very seriously. Naturally, since I got my last name from my Dad, I'm preparing my own lawsuit against him."

He adds, "And since my first name was my Mother's idea, she'll be named as well. It's a bit awkward, but I'll be damned if I'm gonna be left holding the bag on this one."

"If they'd named me Steve or Frank, none of this would be an issue.  As for the other Mike Rowe, I really do feel his pain, and can only suggest that he avoid Lee jeans while behind bars. They really do make your butt look good."

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3Storms    

first

also who cares?

983 days ago
2.

ManiacalZebra    

"I really do feel his pain, and can only suggest that he avoid Lee jeans while behind bars. They really do make your butt look good."

Priceless!

983 days ago
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SantaFeJack    

Nice response, Mike(the celebrity).

983 days ago
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jdub    

I love it! Mike Rowe is my new hero. And I also never realized how similar looking Mike Rowe and Harvey are...

983 days ago
5.

Tammy    

This is a classic response to a meritless suit. ROTFLMFAO!!!

983 days ago
6.

Jessica    

If they didn't have televisions or radios in prison, which they shouldn't, this stupid idiot would never have known who Mike Rowe was!

983 days ago
7.

cindy    

I Love Mike Rowe(the celebrity),He always make me laugh.

983 days ago
8.

Phreaky    

Wow TMZ - your stories the last two days have sucked on another level. What is going on around your offices - some manager on vacation or something? Is there a ghost crew on staff for the holiday this week?
Almost everything you post is such a non-story it's not even laughable. It's just dull.
No post is better than a BS non-story post, TMZ. Whoever sucked the life out of TMZ, please stop.

983 days ago
9.

lily    

Oh he is funny! I especially like the Lee jeans comment!!

983 days ago
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writenow    

Am thinking California almost disbarred attorney Patricia Gregory, is wishing there was another Patricia Gregory in the news. Check the video at the bottom of the page. It's Priceless

983 days ago
11.

Steve    

Mike(Dirty) excellent respnse....

983 days ago
12.

bendernet    

Way to fire back! Funny too.

983 days ago
13.

Horndog    

All hail Mike Rowe (the celebrity! \w/

983 days ago
14.

Michele    

This is why I love Mike Rowe!

983 days ago
15.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

Mike Rowe??? Who dat????

983 days ago
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