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Guccione v. Penthouse Suit Goes To Court

Penthouse founder sues CEO Marc Bell and company for breach of contract

Guccione v. Penthouse Suit Goes To Court

NEW YORK - The owners of the Penthouse empire must face the wrath of company founder Bob Guccione in court, a federal judge ruled yesterday.

Guccione sued Penthouse Media Group and its principals, Marc Bell and Daniel Staton, in 2005, claiming they broke an agreement to keep him on as a $500,000-a-year consultant after buying his company. The suit alleges breach of contract, fraud, frivolous bankruptcy filings and conspiracy, among other charges.

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New York State Supreme Court Judge Charles Ramos denied Penthouse's motion to dismiss the complaint.






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