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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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16.

pattycake    

what an *******

486 days ago
17.

Timmy Boy    

TMZ, wheres the pic in question?
Are you afraid to get sued too?

486 days ago
18.

sugarbee    

The should sue him for being Adam Carolla!

486 days ago
19.

buttercup    

As Marilyn Milian (TV judge) would say, "Cases are never about the 'thing', it's about the relationship. What's really going on here?"

Jealous of his fame and fortune, maybe? Ego hurt?

486 days ago
20.

YouDontSay    

Donny you sound like a jerk. They are childhood pics. Grow up and quit being jealous.

486 days ago
21.

Sir Boo    

Yikes!

486 days ago
22.

jillp    

Don the Douchebag.

486 days ago
23.

LetsBeReAL    

Hard times in the good I guess.

486 days ago
24.

Seriously?    

How stupid is that! If the guy was holding a joint what would happen then... You wouldn't let he inhale!

486 days ago
25.

Lulu    

No one caresssssss. Jeez, people need to stop suing for the dumbest reason. BIG DEAL, ur face is in a photo. You should've slapped him with a consent form before he could take a pic of you.

486 days ago
26.

Blue Lake    

What bunk. Adam has no friends and never has had any. That's why he's so toxic and creepy.

486 days ago
27.

John    

what a bitch....the real story is more like Donny was just a guy hanging around collecting a check after Adam started doing good...

If Donny was so badass where is his shows or his gig writing for leno etc... Hell Adam is getting his name out there in a book and you cry...

no wonder he dumped YOU

486 days ago
28.

NOT ELMO    

Adam Carolla
SUED By Childhood Friend.................GOOD I DON'T LIKE HIM

485 days ago
29.

CWT    

Bet the "friend" is liberaland hares Adams appearances on o'reiley!

485 days ago
30.

vickyd0912    

This is why you don't have friends and family manage you. If you ever want other management, they will make your life hell.

485 days ago
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