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Geraldo Rivera Wins Suit, Rips ‘Under-Handed, Back-Stabbing, Bullying’ Agents

geraldo_rivera_mi_130201_mainA New York judge has thrown out a lawsuit William Morris Endeavor Entertainment had filed against Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera last September.

WME sued Rivera for 10% of the anchor’s Fox News salary, which it originally negotiated. Rivera stopped paying the agency in 2010 when his longtime agent, Jim Griffin, left WME. Rivera countered, claiming his contract was with Griffin, and not William Morris.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Ramos agreed with Rivera, saying WME only had a verbal agreement with him which can’t be enforced. Rivera reacted to his victory via Twitter.

Rivera is surely happy to keep his money. With four ex-wives and five children, he recently said he’s addicted to paying his bills.

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