Herman Cain, publisher sued over use of photo for autobiography

You know that during this campaign cycle, both Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain attempted to mush together book sale tours and their presidential campaigns. (Or, in Gingrich’s case, a children’s book penned by his wife Callista.)

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One of the consequences is just now surfacing. A lawsuit has been filed by Adventure Advertising in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, alleging that Herman Cain and his publisher, Simon and Schuster, improperly used a photograph for the cover of his autobiography – that was intended solely for his political campaign.

Browse through the document here.

The lawsuit declares that the photo was among three portraits shot and purchased from the ad agency for $1,050 last April by Friends of Herman Cain. Cain announced his presidential campaign the next month.

Look for this lawsuit to be settled out of court. Unless Cain wants his earnings from the book to be made public.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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31 comments Add your comment

liberalefty

February 6th, 2012
11:00 am

i thought he was running because he was sooooooo patriotic…instead he’s pimping a book…lol

missing the point

February 6th, 2012
11:09 am

it was always about the book and oh yeah, Boortz tricking him into thinking he should run,

Frederick Douglass

February 6th, 2012
11:17 am

The next time Boortz corners him at the water cooler, Herman shoud insert his SZ. 13s up Neal’s azz.

liberalefty

February 6th, 2012
11:17 am

well hes made a ton of money ,with his “bold” ideas..

joe

February 6th, 2012
12:04 pm

Wow..such racism from you 3 today…pathetic.

Iconoclast

February 6th, 2012
12:05 pm

Oh that we might one day have a Presidential race that is a competition between the qualified, instead of a smack-down of the biggest narccicists in the land!

Look before I leap...

February 6th, 2012
12:05 pm

Well I have seen the light and am now a supporter of Cain’s 9-9-9 plan.

Do I like Cain? Nein
Do I care about the picture and the lawsuit? Nein
Will I read the book? Nein

citizem

February 6th, 2012
12:29 pm

Both parties engage in the most corrupt (both financial and ethical) practices of our young country’s history. I am so frustrated. On the same day that an IRS scam is revealed among the working class poor, this crony capitalism story is revealed. We are allowing the crooks to legislate laws to catch small time crooks. Our children will have no quality leaders to try to emulate.

Lequetta

February 6th, 2012
12:30 pm

“My Journey To The White House”

In hindsight, maybe a bit presumptuous of The Ladies Man.

WaitAMinute

February 6th, 2012
12:41 pm

A think tank will buy his book and make it a number 1 seller. Typical right-wing trick.

Look before I leap...

February 6th, 2012
12:46 pm

Lequetta

February 6th, 2012
12:30 pm

“My Journey To The White House”

Yeah the title does need a bit of re-vamping

It should be one of the following:

“My Journey To The White House, and How it got Hijacked by dem Lyin Hoes!”

“My Journey To The White House was Really a Publicity Stunt to Sell this Book”

“My Journey To The White House has only been ‘Suspended’ ”

Sven

February 6th, 2012
12:47 pm

My sources tell me all of Herman’s mistresses have endorsed Newt.

Travis McGee

February 6th, 2012
12:48 pm

The funny thing is Ol’ Herm could never explain his marvelous 9-9-9 to my satisfaction — the economic plan that’s so transformative that the rich make out like bandits and the rest of us get a colonoscopy!

[...] road to the White House” – turns out to be a gross misrepresentation of actual events but by the agency that snapped the cover shot and retains the [...]

honested

February 6th, 2012
1:16 pm

herman broke the rules?
I thought he was ABOVE the rules!

By the way, since I missed Callista’s ‘Childrens Book’ can someone tell me does she prefer children grilled or boiled?

findog

February 6th, 2012
1:29 pm

This is Herman Cain: cheating and stealing on the cover!
I know centrist, this is all a fabrication of the minor left wing conspirators at the AJC

liberalefty

February 6th, 2012
1:34 pm

if these women are lying on CAIN why dont he sue nd continue to run for president?????????

Jenzen A.

February 6th, 2012
1:36 pm

Look (12:05p) Man are you so clever. Nein for nine! Wow, what a riot! Know any more right-wing bashing and step n’ fetchit jokes you’d like to share?
Gotta (hee, hee, hee, hee) stop before(hee, hee, hee, hee) I crack a (hee, hee, hee, hee) a rib! hee, hee, hee, heee….ad nauseum…hee, hee, hee…

Jenzen A.

February 6th, 2012
1:41 pm

Look before I Leap…;
Oh, I forgot: Can you hum (or sing, in Black English, of course) a few bars of “Ol’ Black Joe?”

Jenzen A.

February 6th, 2012
1:46 pm

Look before I leap… (12.48p)hey guy (hee, hee, hee, hee), STOP IT! You’re making me (hee, hee, hee, heee) cry you’re so funny! Why that response to Lequetta was (hee, hee, hee, hee) was an absolute chart-topper! hee, hee, heee, heeeee) God, I just can’t stop laughing. I hope your day job is a comedian. Gotta be, you’re SOOOOOOO funny! hee, hee, hee, hee)…

anarcho bicyclist

February 6th, 2012
1:59 pm

Jenzen, is this all hitting a nerve with you? You feel like its unfair to make fun of Herman Cain when he’s still working full-time making himself look like a clown? If these mild comments about Cain get under your skin, I can’t wait to see you blow your top over the daily racist claptrap that conservatives post about Obama on this blog. HEE HEE HEE

Fred

February 6th, 2012
2:04 pm

What a joke! AA secured the copyright *AFTER* they knew Cain and S&S wanted to use the photo and *AFTER* they accepted as payment a check in payment for an invoice that they didn’t bother to check. Sound like their complaint should be with their so-called “Accounting Agency!” I’m a firm believer in intellectual property rights and copyrights but this is a clear attempt to scam money from some deep pocket businesses. The attorneys know full well that Cain and S&S will probably settle due to the nuisance cost of defending the case.

clyde

February 6th, 2012
2:12 pm

Well,Herman got caught again.Maybe.

I always figured that one of the reasons Herman was running was to promote his book.Now I’m sure of it.

Trouble is,I kinda liked Herman.

Truth-O-Meter

February 6th, 2012
2:29 pm

Mr. Cain can explain what happened. “It’s all the fault of the mainstream media.”

Quagmire

February 6th, 2012
2:32 pm

He should change the name of his book to. “How to apologize to your wife after she beats my a$$ for lying about these affairs”……………………

Chapter 1
My weakness for White Women

Chapter 2
My weakness for other White Women

Chapter 3
My weakness for Light skin Black Women

Chapter 4
When caught, 9 9 9

Chapter 5
Black people are brainwashed by the republicans, sorry, I meant democrats

Chapter 6
Republicans like me, I’m one of them………”Yes sir, Master”

Chapter 7
I love some more White Women

Jenzen A.

February 6th, 2012
3:45 pm

Jenzen, is this all hitting a nerve with you? You feel like its unfair to make fun of Herman Cain when he’s still working full-time making himself look like a clown? If these mild comments about Cain get under your skin, I can’t wait to see you blow your top over the daily racist claptrap that conservatives post about Obama on this blog. HEE HEE HEE

I see even you are laughing! No, aside from the “racist claptrap” the conservatives post about OBOZO, fear not: We aren’t allowed to criticize the CHOSEN ONE because he’s AFRICAN-American, but with Herman it’s open season for BLACK MEN for racial garbage like that upstanding citizen “Look (at me how stupid I am) Before I Leap does (above). Gotta stop, I’m rolling over in aisles again just thinking how funny you and the other “progressives” (a metaphor for the term oxymoron if ever there was one) on this blog are. Talented group all. By the way, you need to shovel that last mound of horsesh** from your front door step before you go beddy-bye tonight.

tim

February 6th, 2012
3:51 pm

cain will deny it even happened. He’s a loser.

Miss Priss!

February 6th, 2012
4:14 pm

I could never understand a word Herman Cain said, so I doubt what he writes makes sense either. How’s his wife? Still shaken up by all this? Right. I’ll bet she’s already spent the advance money.

honested

February 6th, 2012
5:27 pm

Couldn’t Hermione just silently crawl away?

double

February 6th, 2012
10:57 pm

sounds like Jensen A going to camp on somebodys front door step tonight.

BIg Hat

February 7th, 2012
2:25 pm

Will there be a Cliff Notes version of Cain’s book, subtitled “Translated From The Original Ebonics”?