Michael Rapaport v. Barstool Sports

Greenberg Glusker represented Barstool Sports on the deal.

The dispute arises from a high-profile federal lawsuit that actor and comedian Michael Rapaport brought against Barstool, its founder Dave Portnoy and other Barstool personalities, in which Rapaport alleged that Barstool wrongfully terminated a talent agreement that it had entered into with him, defrauded him by not using good faith efforts to obtain a show for him on Barstool’s satellite radio channel, and defamed him by making dozens of statements relating to him being a racist, a fraud, having herpes, and abusing his ex-girlfriend. Barstool filed a counterclaim alleging that it had properly terminated the talent agreement because Rapaport had brought himself and Barstool into public disrepute by attacking Barstool’s fans on Twitter. Barstool filed a motion for summary judgment as to Rapaport’s fraud and defamation claims, and Rapaport filed a motion for summary judgment as to his fraud and defamation claims, along with six of his breach of contract claims. Lauren Fishelman and Vera Serova, and co-counsel Barry Werbin of Herrick Feinstein LLP, assisted with the summary judgment briefing.

The Greenberg Glusker team was led by Aaron Moss (Picture), Ricardo Cestero and Steve Stein.

Involved fees earner: Ricardo Cestero – Greenberg Glusker; Aaron Moss – Greenberg Glusker; Steve Stein – Greenberg Glusker;

Law Firms: Greenberg Glusker;

Clients: Barstool Sports ;

Author: Martina Bellini