If Conan O’Brien wins an Emmy this weekend, he’ll have to be careful about what he says, thanks to his contract settlement with NBC/Universal, which runs until the beginning of September. Or will he?
The Hollywood Reporter points out that “O’Brien’s settlement deal with the network contains strict rules against making “disparaging” comments about NBC or NBC Studios, Jay Leno and NBC executives Jeff Zucker, Dick Ebersol, Jeff Gaspin and Marc Graboff,” but then points out an interesting legal loophole: He can say whatever he wants, as long as he can prove that it’s true:
“He can still have a field day,” says attorney Pierce O’Donnell, who has handled employment settlements in Hollywood cases but was not involved in the O’Brien deal. “He can make fun of NBC’s ratings, its shows, as long as he’s not saying anything false.”
Please please please, let this be a hint of what’s to come. I’m sure plenty of people would happily do some factchecking for Team Coco, right…?
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