Claim: Bolaris traded threatening texts with biz partner
FORMER Lenny Dykstra business manager, Dan Herman, has filed a complaint against former Fox 29 weatherman John Bolaris.
FORMER Lenny Dykstra business manager, Dan Herman, has filed a complaint against former Fox 29 weatherman John Bolaris, after a text-message battle between the two resulted in Herman going to the Pennsylvania State Police.
The dispute began when Herman, the owner of Chinga Chang Records, pitched a documentary called "Race in the Ring," about the 1982 fight between boxers Larry Holmes and Gerry Cooney.
On June 28, 2012, Herman says he entered into a contract with Bolaris to narrate the documentary, in exchange for a one-fifth ownership of the film. Bolaris and his lawyer, Jeffrey Campolongo, deny that Bolaris was contractually obligated to narrate, simply that they entered into a partnership.
Bolaris said he was never given a script or status updates on the film, which Herman denies, saying the film is complete except for Bolaris' narration.
When Herman asked to schedule studio time for Bolaris' narration, Bolaris said he could not give a definite date because of an impending move to New York. Herman then claims Bolaris wanted $15,000 before his narration was completed and $15,000 after the film came out. Bolaris denied asking for money.
The argument escalated into a text-message battle between the two, with Herman sending Bolaris texts about his job status and his 9-year-old daughter, saying she looked like an anteater. Herman claimed this was an inside joke between the two, referring to the cartoon character Arthur, an aardvark.
Bolaris did not take it this way. "I was enraged inside," he told me.
"If you mention my daughter again, I will personally kick your loser ass," Bolaris texted, claiming that Herman continued to antagonize him.
Bolaris texted back to Herman, "I don't know when or where but I will see you and you won't even see it coming when I snap your neck !! Now lose my number."
This sent Herman to the police.
Bolaris, meanwhile, recanted the threat ("Snapping your neck is too good for you. it would put you out of your pathetic life") and told Herman he would refer everything to his lawyer, Campolongo. Bolaris says Herman continued to harass him via text.
Bolaris has yet to be contacted by law enforcement.
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