The Therapy Sessions
Thursday, November 06, 2003
Just Who Created This Rag?
Rosie O'Donnell Takes the Witness Stand to Defend Magazine Control
NEW YORK (AP) - Rosie O'Donnell took the witness stand Thursday to defend herself against a breach-of-contract lawsuit, saying she only agreed to start her now-defunct namesake magazine after being promised full creative control by the company now suing her.
O'Donnell was referring to a conversation with Daniel Brewster, chief executive officer of Gruner+Jahr USA, the company that published Rosie magazine from April 2001 through December 2002.
G+J is suing O'Donnell for $100 million, alleging breach of contract for walking away. O'Donnell is countersuing for $125 million, declaring that by cutting her out of key editorial decisions, G+J had violated its contract with her.
At the end of the day, there is still a giant turd on the floor. Somebody is responsible.