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Adam Carolla

SUED By Childhood Friend

For Publishing Old Pics

6/3/2013 2:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The BITTER personal feud between Adam Carolla and a childhood friend just got pettier ... Donny Misraje is suing Carolla, saying the podcasting king published 2 old photos in his book without permission ... according to docs obtained by TMZ.

The pics are crappy point-and-shoot stuff ... one shows a group of friends from '85, and the other is a snapshot of the comedian in '84. Both appeared in Carolla's "Not Taco Bell Material," released last June.

Misraje claims he was a big part of Carolla's growing media empire in the beginning ... they'd been besties for 30 YEARS ... but he got the boot in September 2011 when Carolla brought in business managers who clashed with Misraje. He sued Carolla in January for breach of contract ... that lawsuit is still pending.

Misraje says he took the photos and therefore owns the copyrights, so he's entitled to unspecified damages. But the real knife-twister -- he wants the court to force Carolla to recall all unsold copies of the book and turn them over "for destruction" ... this according to the federal lawsuit filed last week in California.

We reached out to Carolla for comment -- so far, no word back.

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JMitch    

Sounds like a real jerk.

473 days ago
2.

LAPartyMcSage    

He brought in his managers and dumped his bud. Must be all about the money.

473 days ago
3.

LW    

Guess he's the only one to buy a copy of the book!

473 days ago
4.

Alisha    

What a blown out vagina! Man up already and go do something else instead of riding the coattail of old friends.

473 days ago
5.

Stephanie    

Friend doesn't seem like the right word somehow...

473 days ago
6.

Jasper    

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy Go Dan!

473 days ago
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ABB    

The envious/jelous POS nobody is just looking for a quick buck.

473 days ago
8.

Lucky_130    

This guy is funny

473 days ago
9.

nusox n draws    

so i leaned over and let one go about an inch from carollas nose

473 days ago
10.

Greatnews    

11111

473 days ago
11.

IwuvTMZ    

I wonder if he's going to mention anything about this on his podcast on Tuesday night?

473 days ago
12.

Eric in L.A.    

Give him $10 for the cost of the film

473 days ago
13.

Vanilla Chinchilla    

Carolla - Least funny guy out there.

473 days ago
14.

Kabala    

Floop

473 days ago
15.

Mazor    

Donny is an incompetent crybaby stoner who had to be fired because he f*cked up everything he touched. If he had any abilities at all he'd be making his own money instead of pursuing sour grapes.

473 days ago
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