Howard said he had Eric on the line and said that he must be retarded. Howard said that he has figured it out because Eric called Gary up in the office yesterday and he was threatening him. He said Eric wants to sue Gary. He said he got an email from Robert Mills and another guy from the head of TNA Wrestling. Eric said he’s not the head of TNA. Howard said it’s obvious that they’re letters from fans and they’re not the real people.
Artie told the crew about pleading guilty to DUI charges over the weekend, explaining that he’d taken two prescribed sleeping pills the night before and may have been experiencing what the court called, â€œthe rebound effectâ€ of the medication. Artie said he’d taken the pills as prescribed by his doctor and could have won the case if he wanted to go through with the trial, but he didn’t want to put his family through that â€“ or pay the lawyer’s fees.
Artie Lange just pled guilty to one count driving under the influence of a habit-producing drug.
Cops say Artie — who was pulled over in Tom’s River, NJ on July 10 — had a prescribed sleeping pill in his system when he got behind the wheel.
Lange was fined $664, his driver’s license was revoked for seven months and he has to serve 12 hours in an intoxicated driver resource program.
Lange’s lawyer, MIchael Grasso, says Artie pled guilty because “If we would have taken it to trial the interest of the media would have outweighed the best interests of my client.”
Grasso also said the prosecution planned to call more than 10 witnesses and he would have had to counter that with a dozen witnesses of his own — so the plea just made sense.
High Pitch Erik (aka Erik Bleaman)appeared in court on August 24th for his latest court appearance. Erik has a new lawyer. His previous lawyer told the District Attorney that Erik had “worked” for the Howard Stern Show (as employment) and that he was fully able to pay restitution.
Erik’s current lawyer explained to the court that his client is not employed, hasn’t been employed, is under psychiatric care/therapy and taking medication. He expressed that Erik is currently technically “homeless” etc etc etc. He asked for an adjournment to gather documentation of the above, including medical records, etc. He did express that Erik is living on unemployment, and a small allocation of food stamps. Erik’s treatment is being paid for by Medicaid.
The judge therefore gave him this one last adjournment for the lawyer to get everything together to be presented again October 29th.