Conan and NBC sued over gay Clay Aiken joke by bodybuilder

Conan O’Brien’s parent company NBC Universal is being sued over a Clay Aiken gay joke. <P></P> <P>The suit was filed by bodybuilder Dennis "The Menace" James, Clay Aiken’s satirized "punchline" object of desire:</P> <P>According to the <A href="http://reporter.blogs.com/thresq/2007/12/bodybuilder-dro.html">complaint</A> , filed by attorney Steven Sokoloff in Los Angeles Superior Court, O’Brien "showed a Christmas Card which featured the face of 2003 American Idol runner-up, Clay Aiken, smiling on the right side of the card, and the phrase ‘All I want this year is a White Christmas’ on a fold out flap on the left side of the card.</P> <P>O’Brien then opened the left side of the card to reveal the punch line, ‘…And a Black Body Builder,’ above which was a photograph of Plaintiff posing at the 2004 IFBB Mr. Olympia Competition."</P> <P>James is suing for, among other things, "unjust enrichment and quantum meruit," "Unjust enrichment" asserts that Mr. O’Brien profited, in an unjust fashion, from his Clay Aiken gay joke, and "quantam meruit" is a Latin term which snarky celebrity website Defamer.com claims it means, roughly, to squeeze "as much money as my shady-a** shark can squeeze out of you simps." </P>Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.

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