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Michael Trigg, whose Valencia-based company makes products to enhance lovemaking, such as "clitoral arousal gel," is in high dudgeon. He has sued several institutions in Los Angeles Superior Court; one of the defendants is La Jolla Playhouse.

Trigg says he contributed $100,000 to a for-profit, web-based purveyor of charity auctions, Charitybuzz.com. In return, he was told he would get a few lines (a speaking part) in a major motion picture or popular TV show and a 20-minute meeting with Harvey Weinstein, co-chief executive of the Weinstein Company. The Weinstein firm was a partner with Charitybuzz in the deal. La Jolla Playhouse was to be the ultimate beneficiary of Trigg's donation.

But, claims Trigg, his "few lines" became two words and a nod in a film that was different than the one he expected to be in. After raising the roof, Trigg ultimately was permitted to utter two words. Still, he sued Charitybuzz, Weinstein, and La Jolla Playhouse for breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, and unjust enrichment.

According to a news release sent out yesterday (July 16) on Business Wire, Trigg says La Jolla Playhouse told him that, "in effect," it was not the playhouse's problem that it received tainted money.

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shirleyberan July 17, 2014 @ 1:48 p.m.

You're a freaky-freak Don. Anyway, I doubt they had a contract.

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Don Bauder July 17, 2014 @ 9:05 p.m.

shirleyberan: They probably had a written or certainly oral contract. Best, Don Bauder

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Scott Marks July 17, 2014 @ 5:03 p.m.

Their clitoral arousal gel is the best I've tasted.

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Burwell July 17, 2014 @ 5:38 p.m.

The Reader editors ought to wash your mouth out with soap!

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Don Bauder July 17, 2014 @ 9:08 p.m.

Scott Marks: I understand the last time was only two days ago. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder July 17, 2014 @ 9:07 p.m.

Burwell: Scott Marks will probably do that anyway. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder July 17, 2014 @ 9:06 p.m.

Scott Marks: I am sure they would appreciate -- and maybe pay for -- a testimonial from you. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder July 17, 2014 @ 9:10 p.m.

Scott Marks: You will have to go lower than that. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder July 17, 2014 @ 9:09 p.m.

shirleyberan: He has already said how low he can go. Best, Don Bauder

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shirleyberan July 17, 2014 @ 5:57 p.m.

Don - save us from our silly selves and the censors.

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Don Bauder July 17, 2014 @ 9:11 p.m.

shirleyberan: How about saving us from a one-way ticket to perdition? Best, Don Bauder

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CaptainObvious July 17, 2014 @ 10:34 p.m.

Thats a slippery slope you are riding. Back on topic, I think this whole business is a bit greasy.

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Don Bauder July 18, 2014 @ 7:50 a.m.

CaptainObvious: The suit seems so absurd that I wondered if the whole thing was a publicity stunt for Trigg's sex lubrication products. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder July 18, 2014 @ 7:53 a.m.

Missionaccomplished: I didn't bother to call the playhouse, expecting the same kind of response I got when I called Jack in the Box about Michael Shames's suit: no response whatever...still. I will call the playhouse today. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder July 18, 2014 @ 7:54 a.m.

shirleyberan: Scott Marks is qualified to reflect on that. Best, Don Bauder

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Ken Harrison July 18, 2014 @ 5:44 a.m.

In the words of Joey Gladestone, Dave Coulier's character in TV's Full House, "Cut . . . It . . . Out."

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Don Bauder July 18, 2014 @ 7:55 a.m.

Ken Harrison: So you think we are all wet? Best, Don Bauder

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Scott Marks July 18, 2014 @ 5:28 p.m.

If we were all wet what use would there be for the gel?

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Don Bauder July 19, 2014 @ 6:34 a.m.

Scott Marks: That is the most profound observation you have made. Best, Don Bauder

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shirleyberan July 18, 2014 @ 2:57 p.m.

Bet Ken thinks we are pervs. Not all of us, just Scott. Very scary.

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Don Bauder July 18, 2014 @ 3:51 p.m.

shirleyberan: I will let Scott Marks respond to your allegation. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder July 19, 2014 @ 6:36 a.m.

Scott Marks: That is a suggestive riposte. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder July 19, 2014 @ 10:39 a.m.

Scott Marks: That's really hip. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder July 20, 2014 @ 8:16 a.m.

shirleyberan: That's hip, too. You and Scott Marks deserve a boot in the posterior. Best, Don Bauder

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Scott Marks July 20, 2014 @ 8:39 a.m.

Insert Robert Mapplethorpe photo here.

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Don Bauder July 20, 2014 @ 10:54 a.m.

Scott Marks: That's your responsibility. Best, Don Bauder

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shirleyberan July 20, 2014 @ 11:16 a.m.

Looked at Mapplethorpe bio, I could appreciate his art. Yes Don, Scott deserves a spanking.

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Don Bauder July 20, 2014 @ 2:17 p.m.

shirleyberan: I didn't say Scott deserves a spanking. I believe somebody else said that. Best, Don Bauder

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shirleyberan July 20, 2014 @ 2:42 p.m.

Don, you'd have to take your boots off. This is another radical's expression. "Don't come down too hard on him". He has potential, plenty. And I have had too much Red Bull.

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Don Bauder July 20, 2014 @ 3:21 p.m.

shirleyberan: We've all had too much of some kind of bull -- whatever color. Best, Don Bauder

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shirleyberan July 20, 2014 @ 5:03 p.m.

Don - coulda told you it was gonna get very weird from the beginning, but nobody can predict what Mr. Marks will say (or do?).

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Don Bauder July 20, 2014 @ 6:52 p.m.

shirleyberan: You may be the first one to call a Reader scribe "Mr." Best, Don Bauder

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shirleyberan July 21, 2014 @ 9:35 p.m.

"There is a place you can touch a woman that will drive her crazy: Her heart." - from The movie "Milk Money" (1994) with Melanie Griffith.

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