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Jimmy Kimmel Sued Over 'Flying Rabbi' Video

December 15, 2010 (3:09 am) GMT
Dovid Sondik accuses Jimmy Kimmel of appropriation of likeness and violating YouTube's service terms for using the video featuring him without his permission.

American TV presenter has been hit with a lawsuit from a man who claims the star used a YouTube video of him on his show without permission. Dovid Sondik alleges the clip, entitled "Flying Rabbi", which shows him ranting in Yiddish, was played on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in August.

He says he was never asked before TV bosses used the recording and he filed suit in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday, December 13. Sondik accuses Kimmel of appropriation of likeness and violating YouTube's service terms, and claims the clip has ruined his reputation.

He tells the New York Post, "It has caused me difficulty and pain. Now they think I'm a joke, a comedian." Sondik is seeking unspecified damages.

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