Nicole Richie's ex, Adam Goldstein (a.k.a. DJ AM), sues New York Daily News for $10 million
Blending the genres of press release and civil complaint, Adam Goldstein (a.k.a. DJ AM) has filed a suit for libel and invasion of privacy against the New York Daily News for a gossip page item claiming his career as a celebu-DJ spun out after he and Nicole Richie broke up.
In fact, Goldstein's lawyers allege in papers filed in Superior Court on June 27 that he is still "one of the most sought-after, and highly respected, disc jockeys in the country if not the world."
What's the evidence?
See Page 2 of the suit:
"Plaintiff has also 'scratched' on albums for such musicians as Papa Roach, Madonna, and Will Smith and he has performed at private events for many well-known celebrities, including Jim Carrey, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, Ben Stiller, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, and Kate Hudson."
If the judge wants more, he can peruse the 14-page printout of DJ AM's MySpace page, which lists his upcoming gigs at some of the very clubs the Daily News reported had cooled on him since he no longer had a famous better half. It also includes MySpace's own special brand of character testimony. For example, "You are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gorgeous!!!!!"
Goldstein is asking for at least $10 million in damages.
-- Harriet Ryan
Photo: Nicole Richie and DJ AM arrive at Cipriani's Wall Street Concert Series with Lionel Richie in 2005. Scott Gries / Getty Images.