Jewish Journal


December 16, 2010

Chasidic man suing Jimmy Kimmel


A Chasidic man from Brooklyn is suing talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

Dovid Sondik of the Borough Park section filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Brooklyn Supreme Court over Kimmel’s use of a YouTube video featuring Sondik in a skit spoofing basketball star LeBron James, the New York Post reported.

The video titled the “Flying Rabbi,” though Sondik is not a rabbi, shows Sondik talking about the Bible in Yiddish and is spliced with video of James—making it look as if the basketball star is receiving advice from Sondick.

Sondik told the Post that the incident has caused him “difficulty and pain” because of Kimmel’s ridicule.

The suit, which seeks unspecified damages, accuses Kimmel of appropriation of likeness and violating YouTube’s service terms, according to the Post.

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