Barger Sues HBO

Hell’s Angel founder Sonny Barger filed suit against HBO last Friday over the upcoming series “1%”.  In the suit filed in federal court claims that the script and elements of the show were developed in collaboration with him, however HBO (and associates) cut him out of the project when he demanded changes.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Barger is seeking the court to declare the “1%” script as a joint work and award damages for exploiting his publicity rights.  There is no word as to the fate of the series which was recently cast with actor Donal Logue as the lead.

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~ by Ron Boyd on Tuesday,April 22, 2008.

6 Responses to “Barger Sues HBO”

  1. I can’t believe they are trying to screw Sonny again!!!

  2. Sonny Barger would have to be on my top ten list of people that I never ever want to piss off.

  3. Check the facts. Most famous but not the “founder”, but he is a former chapter President. And no I wouldn’t want to piss ANY Red-and-White off.

  4. Sonny Barger
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    (Redirected from Ralph ‘Sonny’ Barger)
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    Ralph Hubert “Sonny” Barger (born October 8, 1938 in Modesto, California) is a founding member (1957) of the Oakland, California, U.S. chapter of Hells Angels

  5. Thanks for the clarification.
    Also from wiki:
    The Hells Angels club was formed in 1948 in Fontana, California. The name “Hells Angels” was believed to have be inspired by the common historical use, in both World War I and II, to name squadrons or other fighting groups by fierce, death-defying names such as Hells Angels or Flying Tigers. Several military units used the name Hells Angels prior to the founding of the motorcycle club of the same name, including the U.S. Air Force 303rd Bombardment Groups, a military unit formed in the early years of World War II, and the 11th Airborne Unit. Some Hells Angels have attempted to dispel the belief that there is any connection, other than the name, between the HAMC and the historic military Hell’s Angel. The group’s official website clarifies that the name was suggested to the founders of the club by a friend of theirs, Arvid “Oley” Olsen, who was a member of the Flying Tigers squadron from the 303rd Group. No actual members of that squadron became members of the HAMC.[3]

    Some of the early history of the HAMC is not clear, and accounts differ. According to Ralph ‘Sonny’ Barger, founder of the Oakland chapter, early chapters of the club were founded in San Francisco, Gardena, Fontana, and other places independently of one another, with the members usually being unaware that there were other Hells Angels clubs.

    Other sources[who?] claim that the Hells Angels in San Francisco were originally organized in 1953 by Rocky Graves, a Hells Angel member from San Bernardino (“Berdoo”). This implies that the “Frisco” Hells Angels were very much aware of their forebears. According to another account,[4] the Hells Angels club was a successor to “The Pissed Off Bastards of Bloomington” Motorcycle club, which was largely responsible, along with the Boozefighters for the Hollister riot of 1947.[5] The “Frisco” Hells Angels were reorganized in 1955 with thirteen charter members; Frank Sadliek, who designed the original death’s head logo, served as President. The Oakland chapter, at that time headed by Barger, used a larger version of the patch nicknamed the “Barger Larger” which later became the club standard.

    Ride hard,
    Panhead.
    SDFFSD

  6. Excellent history Panhead-Thanks

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