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New wrinkle in “Pants on the Ground” lawsuit

*Jan 18 - 00:10*A week after an entertainment lawyer said his client had filed suit against Larry Platt of “Pants on the Ground” fame, the overnight celebrity’s lawyer says he has yet to actually see the lawsuit.

“I don’t know if this was a publicity stunt,” said Phaedra Parks, who represents Platt and calls the lawsuit frivolous, baseless and without merit. “My client hasn’t been served. The appropriate way to serve a lawsuit is through a process server, not the press. I don’t know if they know that rule.”

Leron Rogers of the firm Hewitt and Rogers said he filed suit on behalf of his client, American King Music, and is attempting to serve the papers.

He said the two sides met recently to try to work things out but “in the meantime, the legal process continues.”

Rogers’ publicist e-mailed a copy of the lawsuit, which bears a time stamp and a case number. Rogers said his client funded a recording session with Platt and rapper Mims at Mims’ studio. The session produced a full-length version of the song that could be released on iTunes.

Rogers in a statement that said his client wants to “compensate Mr. Platt for the sales of the full-length hit song ‘Pants in the Ground’ which we made available on iTunes. However, Mr. Platt and his representatives have failed to take care of Mr. Platt’s obligations.”

In an interview with the AJC, Rogers said both sides had enjoyed an amicable relationship until recently.

“My client was forced to file this lawsuit,” he said. ”This is about fairness and good faith.”

41 comments Add your comment


March 19th, 2010
9:59 am

So their avoiding being served, but don’t want to say that. Ms. Parks needs to take care of her business and clients and pay attention to what comes in her office instead of getting on reality shows.


March 19th, 2010
11:23 am

The Sanndard…can you even read, you idiot? Do you know the difference between their, they’re, and there? Is anyone really this frigging dumb? Oh wait, yes, you are.


March 19th, 2010
11:25 am

Phaedra should probably realize, being the terrific lawyer that she is, that you do not actually have to serve a lawsuit for several weeks after filing it. This tactic is used all the time to try to force some resolution prior to actually serving the lawsuit. Once the lawsuit is served, it goes on the Court schedule and the lawsuit proceeds. and anyway, if platt’s lawyer wanted to see the suit, all that needs to be done is contact the clerk of the court to get a copy.

Life on Marta

March 19th, 2010
11:29 am

Enough with this guy already! Next…


March 19th, 2010
11:29 am

With all his newfound fame and fortune, how much do you think Mr. Platt now tips his hardworking servers in restaurants where he dines?


March 19th, 2010
11:39 am

“Retard on tha earth, retard on tha earth — I jus’ dun be a nutha retard on tha earth!”

Larry – get back to panhandling on the corner of North and P’tree you idiot scum. Thanks!


March 19th, 2010
11:41 am

@ The Standard+Moron….Can’t you spell? You wrote “The Sannard” istead of “The Standard”……Are you this frigging dumb?

Greg from Marietta

March 19th, 2010
11:42 am

Does anyone really care????

The Standard=Moron=Moron

March 19th, 2010
11:46 am

The Standard=Moron, chill out. It is most likely a typo from typing quickly. We all make them. For example, you typed “The Stannard” instead of “The Standard” when you cleverly wrote your distaste of grammatical errors.


March 19th, 2010
11:53 am

This is not about “fairness and good faith” it’s about gloming on to a guys 15 minutes of fame and trying to make an easy buck. Essentially Golddigging.

Way to many lawyers in the world.


March 19th, 2010
12:03 pm

Your 15 minutes of fame are here and gone. GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


March 19th, 2010
12:18 pm

potstirrer…..someone should have told this guy his 15 min of fame only lasts about 15 min. Looks like he was at the airport when his ship came in. What a maroon!

Duluth, GA

March 19th, 2010
12:19 pm

potstirrer, how about you go away. Are you that hungover that you have to be a pompous a$$ on a Friday?


March 19th, 2010
12:38 pm

Geez, just live the guy alone. The guy made a song and he deserves to reap the benefits of it.

The Standard=Moron=Moron=Moron, and joey too

March 19th, 2010
12:40 pm

I hate it when people use the “typo” excuse as a cover for a basic lack of intelligence. A typo would be what “the standard=moron” did when they wrote “sanndard” – which you correctly attribute to typing quickly. The Standard=Moron thought to him or herself – I should type Standard with a “t” but was typing too fast and made a mistake. Ok, no big deal. However, mistaking “their” for “they’re” is not a typo at all (or even a spelling error). The person had to make a conscious decision to use “their”. They had to think (albeit for a second, but still a thought) – “Now should I use “their” (which is a plural possessive) or “they’re” (which is a contraction for they are)? I’ll go with their.” Sorry, but this is a failure to grasp a very common and basic concept in the English language. To attribute it to a “typo” is, well, equally “moronic”.


March 19th, 2010
12:55 pm

All of yall are crazy as hell. Ain’t nobody gonna buy dat thit!!! It was cute funny but its not music. Get over it beyoooches…


March 19th, 2010
12:57 pm

ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!! While I’m the first to call others out on this as well, I was doing three things while on a business call (as usual) – the priority was certainly not the AJC blog. What’s your excuse? LMAO!!!!!! This was so funny-Thank you!

Not Going To Use My Usual Name

March 19th, 2010
1:12 pm

This comment amused me: “Larry – get back to panhandling on the corner of North and P’tree you idiot scum. Thanks!”

It’s the cheery “Thanks!” at the end that really makes it–like the poster is sure that Larry will read it, say “ok!” and promptly get back to panhandling. Also, why would the poster want someone to stop attempting to make honest money and go back to begging? My dear friend, I think you didn’t think that through.


March 19th, 2010
1:14 pm

Becarefull what you wish for you just might get it.i would definitely go back to the easy street life !!


March 19th, 2010
1:22 pm

“the easy street life…”, what street do you live on? Really?


March 19th, 2010
1:53 pm

What a waste of life.


March 19th, 2010
1:54 pm


If you were on a business call, I pity the company you work for. The again, I guess that G.E.D. you earned gives you the skills to take a food order, make change, and post on AJC, all at the same time. Oh look, another customer is driving up, remember to ask them if they want fries!


March 19th, 2010
1:55 pm

*then*…see, that’s what a typo looks like.


March 19th, 2010
2:01 pm

Honest living? Please. That was the point of my post – the only honest living for this organism is panhandling… He should do the only thing he’s good at; making music is not it.

What possible defense could you have for this idiot??

Angelina – I have your answer for you: nothing. “Bring me some white girls!” he says.


March 19th, 2010
2:03 pm

leave that man alone. Its funny how the racism continues to spew, if you don’t like the guy or blacks why are you continually rushing to the blog to comment? As for typos, it happens…. this is a blog for goodness sake, not a spelling bee!!! I’m quite sure you get the gist of what the person is conveying…Stop whining it’s nice outside!!!!!!


March 19th, 2010
2:12 pm

I didn’t even know he was being sued. I found out on

Dr. Stan

March 19th, 2010
2:27 pm

I don’t see much artistic value in “Pants on the Ground”; but, I still have to appreciate the fact that Gen. Platt has been invited to various television shows and made several notable guest appearances. Now, how many of you antagonist can say that?

Dr. Stan

March 19th, 2010
2:34 pm

Everyone, please stop hating and get something going for yourself. Most critics are failures at what they are being critical of.

Truth B. Told

March 19th, 2010
2:34 pm

Can we stick to comments at hand? Worrying about someone elses punctuality or lack of spell checking is a mute point – goes with the territory in BLOGOSPHERE. They are designed to move quickly so you’re gonna (YEP GONNA) have errors…deal with it — I am a Rocket Scientist not a English Professor.

Anyway — This Leron Rogers —- dude/lawyer, is full of it. On his website he talks about the high caliber of clients he has — but the majority of them – I have never heard of. He claims that he has provided services for Steve Harvey —- I don’t believe it. If so, it had to be long ago —- what ?? — helped him with one of his non-profit organizations?? I think the LAWYER IS THE SLIMEY PERSON in this EQUATION — looking to have his name in the paper every week.

What do you mean — you have been trying to serve him? EVERYBODY knew he was goning to be in LAS VEGAS — even what CLUB and what time…. SO WHAT DO YOU MEAN — we couldn’t serve him…..


Truth B. Told

March 19th, 2010
2:43 pm

and since there are so many grammerologist, and professional proof readers on this blog. Some of your services will be desparately needed in your local school system – beginning this fall. I am sure the teachers that manage to avoid the ax, will need all the VOLUNTEER TEACHER ASSISTANTS that we can dredge up.

Please call your local school board and volunteer ASAP


March 19th, 2010
2:52 pm

Hey Truth, who the ***k made you the moderator? STFU. There, thank you.

Dirty South TV

March 19th, 2010
2:56 pm

And I quote-”Leron Rogers is wasting a lot of people’s time, and they are letting him. If no one gives him the time of day, he would quietly go away into the dark abis that he came from. You don’t try to serve someone-you serve them. It’s not a military secret(please pardon the pun) where Larry will be from day to day.
In the meantime-Long Live Larry Platt”.
How’s that for grammar? And to think, I never graduated High School…..

GA Girl

March 19th, 2010
3:04 pm

Atty Parks? The next Housewife of Atlanta Wannabe? Wow, this is going to be interesting.


March 19th, 2010
4:08 pm

Well, we know one thing for sure – the attorneys ALWAYS get their $$.


March 19th, 2010
4:21 pm

Actually I oversee neurological rehab working with patients who’ve had brain trauma on rebuilding their fine motor skills and vocabulary/numerical cognition, dahling! I got in this line of work after I went through rehab 10 years ago when they said I wouldn’t be able to do any of this as a result of an accident. So, you see my typing and constructing a sentence is a miracle in of itself and something that no one should take for granted in their ability to do. Here today, can easily be gone tomorrow. And, yes, fries do come with this “shake”!

I remember reading some where that Larry Platt was on disability from a brain injury as well. AJC, can you verify this?

Funny how the racists come here and THINK they’re attacking someone who they ASSume is black. Even worse, making fun of someone that’s not only a veteran of a movement of equality, but sustained injuries rendering him disabled as a result. Careful, karma is watching. I may just be the one to hold your quality of life in my hands one day.


March 19th, 2010
4:28 pm

Interesting how Atty. Rogers has a PUBLICIST on hand too.

Carmella Bing Fan

March 19th, 2010
5:49 pm

“Funny how the racists come here and THINK they’re attacking someone who they ASSume is black. Even worse, making fun of someone that’s not only a veteran of a moveme..”

ZZZZzzzz…. borrrrriiiinnnnggg.

Methinks the drama queen “TheStandard” doth protest too much.


March 19th, 2010
5:52 pm

Old devil

March 19th, 2010
6:00 pm

Again, this guy’s fifteen minutes was over some time ago. Why are we still talking about him?

Daper Dan

March 24th, 2010
12:10 pm

I love the song….It always remindes me of the day I saw one of these baggy pants idiots fall down a flight of stairs when he tripped over his own “pants on the ground” The origin of the pants hanging low down on your butt is a prison signal that you are willing to be the bottom in gay sex…..Think on that and laugh the next time you see someone with pants on the ground trying to look tough..


March 25th, 2010
12:42 pm

Hey Me…I’m tellin Carletta on you! You are gonna get a whoppin for cussing on here!