Taylor Lautner Challenged to a Push-Up Contest by RV Dealer
Whoa, who's overreacting now? Taylor Lautner recently filed a lawsuit against McMahon's RV for failing to deliver his custom trailer on time and as specified, but in a curious move the owner of the dealership responded by challenging the Twilight star to a push-up contest in order to settle the claim.
According to the Associated Press, Brent McMahon and his lawyers denied the breach of contract and said they would "vigorously defend" the case in court if Taylor doesn't accept the challenge. Long story short, Taylor's camp is not having it.
"We have tried to take the high road by not commenting on this matter but we want to set the record straight," Taylor's attorney Robert Barta said in a statement. "McMahon's RV's response to our client's legitimate claim further demonstrates the lack of professionalism that Mr. McMahon, his company and his employees have exhibited from the outset, and that compelled the filing of this lawsuit in the first place."
Taylor's lawsuit says the dealer missed a June deadline to deliver a $300,000 customized 2006 Affinity Country Coach RV for use during the filming of his new movie Abduction. The star's lawyer says the suit is about defending every purchaser's right to receive a safe, driveable vehicle. But after the dealer's recent stunt, Tay's attorney is seeking a $40,000 settlement to be donated to a charity of the actor's choice.
"Indeed, Mr. McMahon, through his attorney, has already apologized to the Lautners for his and his company's conduct," the statement continued. "While we will not dignify Mr. McMahon's facetious suggestion of a contest to settle a legal claim with a response, we do welcome the opportunity for him to resolve this matter by making a $40,000 donation to the charity of Mr. Lautner's choice, and we will be in touch with his counsel to see if he will make good on this offer."
So much drama over a trailer! At first, it seemed like Taylor was being a diva, especially after claiming he suffered "emotional stress" from the ordeal, but now that you've heard this side of the story, are you backing the actor a little more? Let us know what you think in the comments below.