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'Big Bro' Winner Mike 'Boogie'

LOSES EXTORTION CASE

7/16/2013 4:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Big Brother" winner Mike 'Boogie' Malin got voted out by a California appeals court, which just ruled his claim that a business partner and her lawyer tried extorting him was ridiculous.

Shereen Arazm sued her former business partners Boogie and Lonnie Moore, claiming they siphoned money away from their restaurant, Geisha House.  Before filing the lawsuit, Arazm's lawyer, pit bull Marty Singer sent Boogie a demand letter, essentially saying if they didn't ante up quickly ... all the sordid details would surface in a suit.

Boogie sued Singer for extortion, but today the California Court of Appeals scoffed at the claim and threw it out.  The court said Singer's letter was par for the course in lawsuits -- making a claim to settle, or else.

Bottom line -- Boogie's extortion claim was bogus.  Boogie also accused Singer of illegal wiretapping and computer hacking.  Those accusations remain part of the ongoing case.

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1.

Los Pepes    

What poor lonely wretched soul watches this crap?

281 days ago
2.

mike hunt    

I thought Lonnie Moore was Nik Richie's Boy friend.. I mean Bottom. Boogie would watch while Lonnie would do Nik Hooman Richie from the back. That's what I heard from a very good source.

281 days ago
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Mary P    

Isn't it crazy how if you do this on your own, it's extortion but if you have a lawyer do it, it's legal?

281 days ago
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PhilipMarkum    

Everyone who is anyone knows that Marty Singer is 'The Boss' when it comes to law. Suing Marty is hilarious...he's probably still laughing at this moron.

281 days ago
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Kelly    

"Bottom line -- Boogie's extortion claim was bogus." That's not what the ruling means at all. "Bogus" implies fake and/or baseless. The ruling simply means Singer did not exceed the boundaries of a legal negotiation. And, this ruling has nothing to do with the veracity of either side in the underlying lawsuit which proceeds on its own merits.

281 days ago
6.

JrzGrl    

Looks like Ellen Degeneres.

281 days ago
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tmz addict    

theres always those like 3 people getting caught trying to commit a crime when everyone is looking at them

281 days ago
8.

6one9    

The only good thing about this guy is ::::::::
Being friends with Dr.Will
IF they are even friends!!
He' was s*** on the show and I'm sure he is in RL as well!
Karma baby!!

281 days ago
9.

Cartman    

That guy is a creep.

281 days ago
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david    

this is not even the whole story. mike malin and his co conspirator lonnie moore have been fraudulently operating businesses for years.

they are in financial and personal ruin. probably the most hated people in california and that is saying something. the stories from people who have encountered them will blow your mind.

281 days ago
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STAYCLASSYSANDIEGO    

when was this dude on tv, like 20 years ago? who cares

281 days ago
12.

wingfreak    

Douche

280 days ago
13.

LordGobblecock    

he such a slimey creep. how can you ever believe or trust somebody like him?

280 days ago
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sc1432    

I would not believe Mike Boogie if his tongue came notarized .
His businesses in my view are just covers for something sinister.
He comes across as someone who can sell ice to a eskimo when he turns on that fake charm. But again I would not believe a word he speaks even with a notarized stamp on his tongue.
What a Loser !

280 days ago
15.

Ozzie X    

Big Brother keeps churning out the self absorbed delusional.

280 days ago
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