LOS ANGELES — An actor will have to properly serve several celebrities with a lawsuit if he wants to continue with litigation claiming he was hurt during a DVD promotion on a radio show, a judge ruled Wednesday. Perry Caravello filed the $10.5 million lawsuit May 31 in Los Angeles Superior Court, asserting he was injured when tricked into putting his penis in a mousetrap on Sept. 27, 2006. He is alleging fraud and negligence, and is seeking an accounting of fees.
But Jimmy Kimmel, his show’s warm-up comedian, Don Barris, and KLSX-FM (97.1) radio host Adam Carolla all maintain in declarations filed in connection with the suit that they were never served with a proper summons. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Judith C. Chirlin granted their motion to find that service was insufficient, but urged their attorneys to not make service an obstacle to the plaintiff. Caravello also sued Johnny Knoxville, who has so far not contested service. He alleges the comic told him he would receive $10 million just for complying with the mousetrap directive, but that the device unexpectedly went off.
“Much to his emotional tranquility and to his physical harm, (Caravello) was severely injured when the trap literally went on his manhood,” the lawsuit states.
Oh yeah, he was “tricked”. Now I get to say it…only in America.