Celebrity gossip website TMZ.com is reporting today that Roger Federer has allegedly been named in a lawsuit filed against the Swiss’ management company, IMG.
According to documents obtained by TMZ, Federer and Tiger Woods are part of a suit filed by Agate Printing against IMG who represents both players.
TMZ writes, “tennis star Roger Federer gave Forstmann (IMG’s owner) inside information about a tennis match in which Federer competed. The suit claims in one case Forstmann raised his bet from $10,000 to $40,000 after receiving the inside info from Federer. We’re told the match in question was the 2006 French Open final. Ironically, Federer lost to Rafael Nadal.”
TMZ received a response from Ted Forstmann’s representative, Michael Sitrick, denying the claims. “The allegations in James Agate’s complaint are beyond false, they are preposterous,” Sitrick told the website. Sitirick added that Agate filed a similar suit in 2008 but the case was dismissed.
his thing is bunk! IMG is now going after the publishing company for filing suit.
UPDATE #2: Federer responds
“If it were a different player, I would hope that it’s obviously not true, but because it involves my name, somewhere out there, I know it’s 100% not true. So I’m pretty relaxed about this because I’m hoping complete honesty for the sport, leave the game better off [inaudible] when I play when I arrive to the sport even though it was already a great type of form I had, and the last thing I would do is harm the sport and create a negative light on our sport, so it’s disappointing that someone’s throwing my name around, I would never do such a thing, the fans know that and the people who know me know that, so I have nothing to hide and I’m sorry for those who think there’s something to this story.”
UPDATE #3: More documents surface
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