It's All Roses For Bob The Bachelor
Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Reality Star
POSTED: 1:23 pm PST March 15, 2004
UPDATED: 1:46 pm PST March 15, 2004
LOS ANGELES -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to stop "The Bachelor" star Bob Guiney from promoting his new CD, but the case can be refiled in a revised form, court papers showed Monday.
The reality show's producer, Burbank-based And Syndicated Productions, alleged that Guiney breached an exclusivity clause in his contract by hawking his "3 Sides" album.
In a ruling filed March 8, U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson said the production company had not presented sufficient evidence to show the clause -- which bars Guiney's "participation" in any media outlet, commercials, or advertisements -- is not overly broad.
The judge also found that the production company failed to back up its contention that Guiney agreed to be available for publicity and special episodes after his services were concluded.
And Syndicated Productions has said all the stars of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" signed contracts with similar exclusivity clauses.