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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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Glyn    

Donny is a complete loser who has used Adam his whole life. Looking for a payday somehow instead of actually working.

469 days ago
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Bob sackamanno    

Another poorly written article with no research. Adam Carolla simply brought another person in to help, and Donnie didn't like it so he left. He never got the boot. You guys just go after the celebs you hate and then just spew out bull**** on a daily basis. Also, the show is called the Adam Carolla Show.

469 days ago
33.

RD    

Give the guy $100 and tell him to hit the road.

469 days ago
34.

nessness    

Donny is a dumb **** that's why he is gone. Thought he was starting a podcast???? Glade Adam booted him and his annoying wife she sucked as a producer. Thank god producer Gary. Pirate ship is afloat!!!

469 days ago
35.

burning_plastic    

Sounds like he was riding this friendship for all it was worth and the new management talked sense to Adam Carolla. He was obviously out for all he could get and still is. It's sad.

469 days ago
36.

TeaEmmZinger    

Shizz, I should sue Adam and Jimmy Kimmel for The Man Show. #BestShowEver #JK

173 days ago
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