Imus' Crack About Advertiser Leads To New Legal Trouble

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Imus' Crack About Advertiser Leads To New Legal Trouble

Thu Jan 24, 2008 @ 10:17AM PST

Posted by Eriq Gardner

Imus Don Imus' mouth is getting him into trouble again. In a $4 million lawsuit filed in New York County Court, Flatsigned Press accuses the radio talk show host of breaching a contract by failing to properly read its advertisement for Gerald Ford hand-signed books. Instead, Imus called the advertising copy "cheesy" and said, "These bastards have been waiting for [Ford] to croak so that they can unload [these books]."

Here's an audio clip of Imus' read-through.

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