A man who lists his address as “homeless” is making headlines worldwide this morning after suing rapper Eminem for $9 million on claims the emcee stole his idea.
Stephen Lee Pieck filed the suit, which involves a situation from 2010, earlier this month at the United States District Court in the Southern District of New York. In the suit, Peck claims that he was having dinner with Christina Aguilera and her then husband Jordan Bratman when Aguilera had him pitch an idea to Eminem over the phone that later became the now famous Chrysler “Born Of Fire” ad, which debuted during the 2011 Super Bowl.
Pieck writes in his lawsuit, which is handwritten:
“I want the court to reward me a judgment in the amount of $9 million. I designed every aspect of the commercial and the commercial was stolen from me. In addition, I did not receive compensation in monetary terms for the work I did.”
You can view the “Born Of Fire” ad after the jump.
What do you think of Mr. Pieck’s claims? Does he have grounds for a lawsuit or he just another hard-on-his-luck fellow seeking a cash grab? Comment below and let us know your thoughts on this developing situation.