Sounds like to me that Barnes is well aware of what a stinker his "film" was/is and is using this suit to try and make SOME money off of it. Lord knows it couldn't have been profitable up until this point.
Plus, Barnes knows how radio works and what kind of pranks (plenty of which he willingly participated in while part of the Morning X) radio shows will play especially morning shows.
He KNEW about the screening prior to its occurrence and, had he really wanted to do something to stop it, he could have easily sent a lawyer/letter to 99X beforehand to prevent it - but back then he apparently still thought he had something worth promoting on his hands. So he let it slide and made the snide comments about "free press," etc.
So now it's time for his former mates/friends to pay up - for being a morning show!? For doing the same kinds of things he did as part of the Morning X?!?! Please!
I suppose there may be some legal merit to the case, but I doubt it will pay off in the sums he seeks. And it's a pretty lame thing to do - this far after the fact - to primarily, the people that made you who you are in the first place.
Barnes, suck it up and take it like a man for a change!
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