A3’s Adam Daring Blasts Company’s Execs & “Grasping” Lawyer Over Salacious Lawsuit

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By Calvin S. Nelson

A3 could also be useless, however the authorized battle between onetime company chairman Adam Daring and his former high executives rages on.

Broadening the horizon of the flurry of filings in Los Angeles Superior Courtroom, Hollywood heavyweight lawyer Bryan Freedman has supplied to assist the much-accused and allegedly drug-addicted Daring get sober and “embark on a program of restoration.”

In a city actually and figuratively constructed on fiction, you severely couldn’t make some of these things up.

Hitting again at lurid accusations and what he calls a “smear marketing campaign” in a December 2023 go well with from now former A3 companions Robert Attermann and Brian Cho citing hardcore drug use, sexual harassment, and general claims of getting “squandered every thing” on the company he took over in 2018, Daring’s acrimonious response and try to have the preliminary go well with tossed out takes a whole lot of huge swings itself. For one, mutual fund chief Daring asserts that Cho and Attermann’s go well with suggesting he “would intentionally drive the corporate into chapter 11 for private acquire shouldn’t be solely false but in addition absurd.” The truth is, in a scorched earth tactic, Daring throws again all of A3’s current collapse on the ex-CEO and president, in addition to their lawyer.

Freedman, typically controversial and sparring, is a continuing goal within the response with Daring and his attorneys attempting to tie a whole lot of threads collectively. (Learn Adam Daring’s response right here.)

“To recap, Bryan Freedman is definitely with a straight face attempting to say that Brian Cho is each an abused particular person and an abuser of others, and that Adam Daring is the intercourse pest despite the fact that Freedman himself is alleged to have dedicated worse sexual misconduct,” the response reads partly.

Nonetheless, characterised as inept would-be Brutuses, Cho and Attermann clearly have a particular place in Daring’s Hell. Slamming Cho for his supposed “conservative right-wing agenda, and extreme greed” and Attermann’s “tolerance of homophobic, racist, rage inclined outbursts,” Daring’s efforts at lacerating the 2 makes you marvel why he ever labored with them after shopping for A3 5 years in the past.

“Their actions, rife with hypocrisy and manipulation, culminated in a baseless lawsuit, a determined try to extract additional funds from Daring’s coffers below the guise of authorized recourse,” the amended answered filed Thursday evening states in one in every of its extra well mannered sections. “The allegations levied in opposition to Daring, concerning mismanagement, aren’t solely unfounded however function a smokescreen for Plaintiffs’ personal transgressions.”

From “ostentatious shows,” company revenge, a “grasping” lawyer in Freedman, hypocrisy, failing computer systems and “Cho’s personal alleged indiscretions,” these so-called transgressions are examined at size in Daring’s typically repetitive 50-page response.

“Adam Daring by no means alienated workers or workers,” the submitting claims in a direct rebuttal to what Cho and Atterman acknowledged of their December 2023 go well with, earlier than Gresh hovered up the digital divisions of A3 and the remainder withered on the vine to close the doorways for good this week. On the identical time, there may be an ongoing effort to launch a brand new firm by remaining former A3 brokers.

“The one alienation at A3 by workers was in direction of Cho and Attermann, particularly those that despised Robert Attermann’s tolerance of racist outburst, and Brian Cho’s improprieties when interacting with ladies, homosexual and same-sex {couples}, liberals, and others who he deemed ‘lesser-thans,’” Daring’s submitting of February 15 reads. “Cho and Attermann’s elitist and despicable views are nicely documented and identified round A3 workplaces. At A3, Attermann and Cho via their incompetence and misdirection from their counsel burned A3 to the bottom. Moreover, accusations of non-public misconduct in opposition to Adam Daring, significantly concerning substance abuse, are severe and shouldn’t be made frivolously. Such claims, particularly when introduced with out proof, are defamatory and might have important penalties.”

“Brian Cho mustn’t throw stones as he lives in a glass home,” the submitting provides. In a divide and conquer transfer, it declares that “a lot of the stress within the firm concerning bonuses got here from Brian Cho alleging Robert Attermann was inept and was affecting his personal pocketbook. Now Cho is singing a special tune when the greenback determine is in his favor to be buddies with Attermann.

Attacking the duo and the “excessive liberties to the purpose of fabrication” introduced up by Freedman, Daring’s submitting focuses on them spotlighting accusations from supposedly sealed paperwork in his divorce case involving his now “scorned ex-wife.” Daring is definitely concerned in two disputes along with his ex and mom of his little one, a person Daring calls a “former partner with a documented historical past of drug use herself” who lacks “any weight or credibility.”

Slagged repeatedly in Daring’s response from attorneys at LA’s Parker Shaffie LLP, Freedman had a response of his personal. A response that, relating to allegations of copious cocaine use by the mockingly referred to as “father-of-the-year,” comes with an obvious sort hand in a velvet glove:

The statements set forth in Adam Daring’s Amended Reply to the Robert Attermann et. al Grievance is a weak try at altering the narrative of his harmful persona.

Sadly for Daring, a 50-page fictional response can not change the details, historical past or the harm he has accomplished to quite a few A3 workers and others. Daring’s Amended Reply is full of inaccuracies, too many to call. That is rapidly evident by these in Hollywood who’ve needed to cope with him over the previous few years. I guarantee you that it will all be delivered to mild when the plethora of former A3 workers, and others, testify at trial concerning Daring’s harmful and sleezy conduct and administration model. One wonders what his excuse will likely be after listening to damaging testimony of the kind of man he’s.

It seems Daring was extra eager about crafting a prolonged narrative than truly getting the details right. Not a shock for individuals who know him. For instance, Daring claims that Brian, Robert and myself uncovered info within the Grievance from sealed paperwork clearly reveals that he’s an entire liar and out of contact with actuality. These paperwork are all publicly accessible from the Los Angeles Superior Courtroom web site and might be obtained by anybody. These paperwork embody a declaration from his spouse that she caught Adam on a safety digicam doing medicine in his closet whereas leaving his younger daughter alone in a bath when he was purported to be supervising her. As if this father-of-the-year video was not proof sufficient, his personal physician’s findings – additionally connected to the publicly-accessible paperwork and connected right here, depart no room for some other conclusion.  His personal physician discovered that after doing a CT scan carried out on a excessive decision multi detector decided that he had “nasal perforation and destruction with related destruction of the bilateral inside turbinates suitable with cocaine use.” His physician additionally discovered Daring had “congenital midline cleft palate and fewer possible focal midline destruction because of cocaine use.”

Out of the kindness of my coronary heart, I’m prepared to sponsor Adam as a result of I do know he wants assist. A lot of my life has been, and can proceed to be, centered on serving to these addicts who’re unable to give up to get the assistance they want. We work on applications that makes it pointless for them to lie, and as a substitute concentrate on being a very good particular person. My supply to Adam stands as I would love him to someday be capable of set an instance of being a terrific and sober father. I’ve been on the sobriety journey for 23 years. I truly get why Adam lies; he’s an addict however I really hope I might help him embark on a program of restoration. I’m saddened that my very own sister overdosed a 12 months in the past and hope Adam has willingness to get assist and to let me assist him. Sadly, it does taking one’s personal faults and admitting them so she or he can clear up the wreckage of 1’s previous. My hand is out to Adam to let me assist him. I’ll take him to conferences and assist him in his journey towards restoration. I do know his life will change for the higher.

For his personal half, Daring says within the submitting that the “Plaintiffs’ audacity is aware of no bounds,” and that “it’s time for Plaintiffs to cease hiding behind baseless accusations and settle for accountability for their very own selections.” It provides: “Daring has at all times acted with integrity and professionalism, and it’s excessive time Plaintiffs adopted go well with.”

After all, being that A3 ceased to exist for essentially the most half as of February 12 simply over a month after the the sale of its digital and various divisions to Gersh was finalized, this now turns into a battle of reputations.

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