Eminem has had his share of legal scuffles over the years as he continues to remain one of Hip-Hop’s most popular entertainers. However, a recent suit brought against the Detroit rapper could end up trumping all of Slim Shady’s court drama of the past. The suit alleges that Em stole the idea to one of the most popular Super Bowl ads from last year, with the plaintiff seeking millions in damages.
An exclusive report from AllHipHop revealed that a New York man filed a $9 million dollar lawsuit, all written by hand. Stephen Lee Pieck, of Ossining in Westchester, filed the suit at the United Stated District Court back on January 12. In the suit, Pieck claims he was in a Legal Seafood restaurant with singer Christina Aguilera and her ex-husband Jordan Bratman where he reportedly gave the rapper the idea for Chrysler’s “Born of Fire” two-minute ad.
Pieck claims that Aguilera handed over a phone to Eminem, born Marshall Mathers, where then Pieck says he gave him the idea for the commercial. “I want the court to reward me a judgment in the amount of $9 million,” Pieck’s handwritten lawsuit shows. “I designed every aspect of the commercial and the commercial was stolen from me. In addition, I did not receive compensation in monetary terms for the work I did.”
AllHipHop could not reach Pieck, who currently lists his address as “homeless,” for further comment. Two numbers also appeared on the lawsuit, both of which provided fruitless results for follow up.