Former WME agent John Ferriter is suing the agency for $25 million, claiming board members Ari Emanuel, Rick Rosen and Mark Itkin forced him out and subjected him to a campaign of lies to destroy his reputation. The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit alleges that Ferriter was kept in the dark about the impending WMA-Endeavor merger when he negotiated a new three-year employment contract, signed in January. After returning from a two-month illness, he claims the newly merged WME "demoted and marginalized" him within the agency and on industry blogs. He eventually was fired last month, after other agents allegedly were assigned to represent his clients. Read Ferriter's full lawsuit at THRESQ.com.