The Tricky Science of the Nasty Letter
In the cutthroat world of Hollywood law, the pen can be mightier than the sword.
In May, litigator Marty Singer got one of his typical phone calls. Client Charlie Sheen had heard about a New York gentlemen's club where patrons could pay $250 to slurp sushi off the naked bodies of strippers. The problem? The club had named its VIP venue the "Charlie Sheen Room." So Singer sprang into action. Within hours, he had fired off one of his famous cease-and-desist letters and offered the club a choice: Rename the room or face an immediate multimillion-dollar lawsuit. The name was quickly changed.
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