File this one under "you've just gotta read it to believe it." And even then ...
Jonathan Lee Riches, who has filed more than 2,600 lawsuits in federal court, has set his sights on Nashville — and one of Hollywood's most popular families, the Kardashians.
Riches, who was released from federal prison in April, is the subject of a lawsuit filed by his friend Gino Romano against the Kardashian sisters: Kim, Khloe and Kortney. The sisters star in a popular E! reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Romano claims that the Kardashian sisters are on a “jihad” against them. Specifically, Romano points to a time when Riches was assaulted by the sisters and Lamar Odom at a McDonald's in Nashville on April 30, 2012. By coincidence, this is the date Riches was released from federal prison in Kentucky.
Published reports place Kardashian in New York on that day for the E! Network upfronts.
The lawsuit asks for a temporary restraining order against the sisters who are allegedly harassing him at the "Country Music Awards, Bonnaroo Arts N Film Festival and at a Nashville McDonalds parking lot."
Over the past six years, Riches has filed similarly bizarre lawsuits against all four major league sports commissioners, rapper Jay-Z and others.
In 2010, the Guinness Book of World Records named Riches the world's most litigious man. He responded by slapping them with a lawsuit for publishing his “legal masterpieces,” according to the Spokane (Wa.) Spokesman-Review. A search in a legal databse returned more than 2,000 references to Riches as a plaintiff or defendant.
Romano's Facebook page can be found here.
The text of the lawsuit follows (editor's note: the capitalization and spellings are from the original suit):
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE
KIM KARDASHIAN A/K/A
KIMBERLY NOEL "KIM" KARDASHIAN;
TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER
COMES NOW, GINO ROMANO, FACING IMMINENT DANGER AND BODILY HARM, MOVES THIS HONORABLE COURT TO ISSUE A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION/TRO AGAINST THE DEFENDANTS INCLUDING KIM KARDASHIAN WHO IS A REALITY TV STAR ON THE E NETWORK AND FEATURED ON SHOWS LIKE KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS AND KOURTNEY AND KIM TAKE MANHATTEN. IM SCARED FOR MY LIFE AND SCARED FOR MY CLIENT AND BEST FRIENDS LIFE JONATHAN LEE RICHES, AS BOTH OF US DAILY ARE GETTING THREATENED, HARRASSED, CYBER BULLIED, PICKED ON, AND TORTURED BY THE DEFENDANTS. THIS IS ALSO OCCURRING IN NASHVILLE TN AT THE COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, BONNAROO ARTS N FILM FESTIVAL AND AT A MCDONALDS PARKING LOT.
MY NAME IS GINO ROMANO, AND I AM THE PERSONAL BODY GUARD AND AGENT/BEST FRIEND/CONFEDERATE/BUTLER/FINANCIAL ADVISOR/ AND LANDSCAPPER FOR THE INFAMOUS JONATHAN LEE RICHES. I AM WITNESSING DEFENDANTS HARASSING JONATHAN LEE RICHES LIKE NOTHING BEFORE. JONATHAN LEE RICHES AND KIM KARDASHIAN WERE BOY FRIEND AND GIRLFRIEND IN A RELATIONSHIP OFF AND ON SINCE 2002, THE YEAR BEFORE RICHES WENT TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR IDENTITY THEFT AND FRAUD. KIM KARDASHIAN BEGGED RICHES TO USE STOLEN CREDIT CARDS TO FINANCE KARDASHIANS WARDROBE, WHERE RICHES SHOPPED ILLEGALLY AT SAKS 5TH AVE, BLOOMINGDALES, AND TARGET STORES AND BOUGHT KIM TONS OF PUSH UP BRA'S, LEG WARMERS DIOR BAGS, LIP GLOSS, TAMPAX, AND BUBBLE GUM, RICHES ALSO PAID FOR KIM KARDASHIANS BREAST IMPLANTS, TUMMY TUCKS, AND HORMONE TREATMENTS WITH NICOLE RICHIES STOLEN VISA CHECK CARD. RICHES WENT TO JAIL FOR THE FRAUD, AND KEPT HIS MOUTH SHUT, SO KIM KARDASHIAN STAYED A UNINDICTED CO-DEFENDANT. SINCE RICHES BEEN IN PRISON, THE KARDASHIANS HAVE BEEN SENDING RICHES A LETTER CAMPAIGN OF THREATS SAYING IF RICHES EXPOSES THE TRUTH TO THE MEDIA THEN LAMAR ODOM WILL STUFF A BASETBALL IN RICHES THROAT. RICHES PREVIOUSLY SUED KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN AND HER BOYFRIEND IN US DISTRICT COURT IN COLORADO CASE NO. 1:10-CV-02115, THIS CASE HAS JUICE DETAILS ABOUT ALL THE KARDASHIANS, SO KOURTNEY AND KHLOE HAVE BEEN STALKING ME AND RICHES, WHICH RICHES HIRED ME TO PROTECT HIM FROM KARDASHIAN HARRASSMENT, AND WE WERE AT MCDONALDS IN NASHVILLE ON APRIL 30TH, 2012 CELEBRATING RICHES RELEASE FROM PRISON AND KIM KARDASHIAN TOOK RICHES MCFLURRY DRINK AND SPILLED IT ON HIS HEAD. KHLOE KARDASHIAN TOOK MY WHOPPER WITH CHEESE FROM ME, AND DEFEDANTS TOGETHER IN A VOLVO RAMMED OUR ASTON MARTIN DB9 CAUSING $22,124.97 IN DAMAGES AND THEY TOOK OFF WITH KIM YELLING SHE WILL BE BACK. NOW, ME AND RICHES ARE GETTING PLASTERED WITH THREATING EMAILS IN MY EMAIL AT JOHNNYSUENAMI@GMAIL.COM BY KIM KARDASHIAN AND ALL THE DEFENDANTS ARE DEFAMING ME AND RICHES FACEBOOK PAGE, WE HAVE ONE TOGETHER AS GINO ROMANO, CAUSE RICHES IS SO SCARED OF THE KARDASHIANS ODOM, AND UHHYEAHDUDE.COM THAT HE IS AFRAID TO SHOW HIS FACE IN PUBLIC, THATS WHY RICHES WEARS A MASK, SO KIM KARDASHIAN CAN’T SCRATCH HIS BEUTIFUL FACE. ALSO, KIM KARDASHIAN IS IN A EXCLUSIVE FINANCIAL CONTRACT WITH UHHYEAHDUDE.COM PROVIDING THEM UP TO DATE INFORMATION OF THE KARDASHIAN JIHAD/TORTURE AGAINST ME AND RICHES. I SEEK A RESTRAINING ORDER TO SHUT DOWN UHHYEAHDUDE.COM, ALSO, ME AND RICHES HAVE ANCESTORS FROM TURKEY AND DEFEDANTS ARE HARASSING ME AND RICHES FOR A RACE, COLOR, AND CREED WHICH IS A HATE CRIME. THE COURTS NEED TO HELP ME. I AM ALSO LOOKING FOR SOME KIND OF GPS MONITORING ON THE DEFENDANTS SO I KNO IN THE FUTURE IF THEY ARE COMING AFTER ME OR RICHES, WE NEED FAIR WARNING. I AM NOT AS SOPHISTICATED AS KEVIN COSTNER IN THE BODY GUARD. GINO ROMANO PRAYS THIS COURT FOR RELIEF.
143 ROEBLING ST
BROOKLYN, NY 11211