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John Mayer

Sues Charlie Sheen's BFF

You Sold Me Fake Rolexes!

3/18/2014 4:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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update_graphic_red_barMaron's lawyer, Eric George, just came out swinging, telling TMZ, "John Mayer, who briefly claimed expertise in Rolexes but now has apparently changed his mind, has brought a lawsuit that is legally and factually meritless.  Mr. Maron refuses to pay Mr. Mayer a cent to settle his frivolous claim, and will instead defeat him in court."
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John Mayer
spent $5 MILLION on what he believed were authentic, antique Rolex watches ... but claims he was defrauded by Charlie Sheen's best buddy.

Mayer is a big-time watch collector.  He claims in a new lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- he met watch dealer Robert Maron in 2007 and told him he was on the hunt for rare Rolexes to add to his stash of timepieces.

Mayer says he bought a number of watches, and all seemed well.   But in 2010, Mayer sent one of the Rolexes to the manufacturer for repair and got word back, "The watch was not authentic in all respects."

Mayer claims Maron admitted to him Rolex was right but called it an "isolated event."  Mayer says Maron took the watch back and gave him a credit, which Mayer used to buy another Rolex.

Mayer claims in 2011 Rolex informed him at least 7 of the watches Maron sold him were counterfeit.

Apparently Mayer is still satisfied with some of the watches, but he wants a refund for the 7, which totals $656,000.

As for the Sheen connection -- Charlie's also a big watch collector and became extremely close to Maron, even using him as his manager.

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Astrogenotype    

What's the quarrel? Fake rolexes for a fake guy who makes fake music

129 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

John Mayer is a huge douche bag

129 days ago
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There's a problem here    

Nah, sorry TMZ but I ain't buying it, at least not as it is written here. If he's a big time watch collector with a penchant for antiques he would (or should) be very well versed on what to look for as far as authenticity goes. Maybe he's just an uneducated buyer.

129 days ago
4.

Itoldu    

I used to buy fake Rolex's on Canal St. For $20 bucks.
Dude, the fakes are so much lighter!

129 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

Nothing like being a wise investor when you luck out in the entertainment industry.

129 days ago
6.

KnuckleDragger    

Whoever sold you that gay-ass shirt ripped you off as well.

129 days ago
7.

jen    

Shocking... One would think that someone so close to Charlie Sheen would be the epitome of honesty and integrity.

129 days ago
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That's All Folks    

HA! HA! You tool...

129 days ago
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Max Smart    

More money than brains. How about checking the authenticity before paying a truckload? It's not rocket science.

129 days ago
10.

Kelly    

You have to be fairly stupid not to recognize a fake Rolex.

129 days ago
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Chris    

Such problems people must deal with to get through life. I better check out my Timex collection.

129 days ago
12.

cj    

I can't feel sorry for filthy rich people.

129 days ago
13.

Sillywilly    

Funny, but Charlie Sheen has nothing to do with this story.

129 days ago
14.

TheMoniq64    

Lmao!!!!

129 days ago
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think101    

So let me get this right, he admitted it was fake and you accepted a credit from this person. Stop going out alone.

129 days ago
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