Another former employee sues TapouT for wrongful termination

by Tracey Lesetarsh | source:

A former Vice President of Sales for Tapout filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, alleging claims that include wrongful termination, fraudulent misrepresentation, failure to pay wages, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and a litany of negligence claims.

Not only does Lee Lemon target Tapout as a defendant, but also Zuffa, LLC (parent company of the UFC), MMA Authentics, MMA Holdings, LLC, Authentic Brands Group, LLC, Daniel "Punkass" Caldwell, and even the estate of the late Charles "Mask" Lewis.

Most of Lemon's allegations are focused on former Tapout President Marc Kreiner, who Lemon claims abused the sales staff, allegedly calling them "f--kng worthless" and telling Lemon that he was "stupid, incompetent, and ignorant," and that Kreiner could "hire a monkey to do his job." Lemon also alleges that he was promised $400,000 per year in pay, but was never paid that amount. Instead, he argues, he was not paid the commissions he was owed, was berated constantly, falsely accused of firing employees without approval, blamed for salary cuts, and then directed to "defraud investors ... by inflating the sales numbers and at the same time hiding accounts, to engage in thefts from licenses" before he was "constructively terminated" in May of 2010. (Under California law, constructive termination essentially requires the plaintiff to show that they resigned or quit because their working conditions were so intolerable that no reasonable person could be expected to endure them.)

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3/11/12 12:06 AM by smoogy

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2/2/11 4:12 PM by alvo69

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2/2/11 2:41 AM by glupe

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2/2/11 2:37 AM by xenophon


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2/2/11 1:04 AM by TheTFC

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2/2/11 12:14 AM by smoogy

 lol, lotta people jealous of a soon-to-be-rich motherfucker up in this thread.

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2/2/11 12:10 AM by drance2624

So Larry Lemon or whatever the fuck his name is was cool with defrauding investors as long as he was getting paid off for it and now that he's been stiffed and another former employee of Tapout was awarded $3.2 million in damages, he's suing?

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2/1/11 10:08 PM by HULKSMASH

Tapout will go under within 18 months anyway. and then bought for 10 cents on the dollar by the Ferittas BriBri knows what's up....

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2/1/11 10:03 PM by scourge

holy shit that is funny!!!not too many people are going to get it