Pledge This! lawsuit trial set for May 18

Written by Curt Anderson

The Hilton lawsuit stemmed from a 2006 film in which she appeared called “National Lampoon’s Pledge This!” Utsick’s old company, Worldwide Entertainment, invested in the movie and was an executive producer.

Part of the deal was that Hilton was to pitch the movie on TV talk shows and media interviews, but Goldberg says that never happened.

“Hilton failed to attend any talk shows or telephonic or in-person interviews,” the lawsuit says.

Goldberg said he is seeking about $7 million from Hilton and her management company, with trial in that case set for May 18.

Ultimately any money recovered would go to Utsick’s defrauded investors.

Hilton’s lawyers contend that she fulfilled her main obligation to the film — publicity events at the Cannes Film Festival — and that there were only “vague and unspecific requests” that she do other appearances after it was released.

At the time, they said, she could not do it because she was filming her reality TV show “The Simple Life.”

Herald Tribune

Posted: February 8th, 2009
Comments: 1


From: Dawn
Time: February 8, 2009, 10:10 pm

Those are bankruptcy lawyers for Utsick’s now defunct company, trying to shake down Paris for dollars.

Utsick was accused of securities fraud, which really has nothing to do with Paris.

It seems Utsick got ino trouble with the Securities and Exchange Comission and was thought to have run some kind of Ponzi scheme.
That’s how his investors got “defrauded”.