All jokes aside, I was a little taken aback this morning when I received a letter from the lawyer of film journalist Nikki Finke informing me that I was being sued by Ms Finke for the sum of 10 million dollars.
Finke and I have never really got along but I’ve always been professional and courteous towards her when we’ve met at various parties and award ceremonies over the years. You can’t be friends with everyone in this business but I never for a moment considered her to be an enemy…until now.
My lawyer has advised me not to reveal any details of her petition until we have our day in court but as it’s bound to get leaked on social media at some point, I want to be the one to leak it.
So here goes.
Nikki Finke Vs The Studio Exec. Round 1.
I have instructed my lawyer to file a petition at the court to sue you for the sum of 10 million dollars. This has not been an easy decision to make but I feel that in the interests of justice and fairness that it’s a decision I have to make.
I’m certain that you are aware of why it has been necessary for me to take this step but if for some reason you are suffering from a temporary lapse in memory, here it is written in black and white:
You don’t bring me flowers
You don’t sing me love songs
You hardly talk to me any more
When you come through the door
At the end of the day
I remember when
You couldn’t wait to love me
Used to hate to leave me
Now after lovin’ me late at night
When it’s good for you
And you’re feeling alright
Well, you just roll over
And you turn out the light
You don’t bring me flowers anymore…