Joan Rivers’ former personal manager has filed a lawsuit against the comedian claiming she owes him a substantial amount of money, reports TMZ.com.
Billy Sammeth takes credit for restarting Rivers’ slumping career, including getting her on NBC’s "Celebrity Apprentice." When Rivers was the victor on the show and received a $200,000 reward, Sammeth was reportedly not given his 10%. The manager is seeking a total of more than $179,000.
Rivers responded to TMZ, saying she is "confident that the judicial system will dispose of Mr. Sammeth’s lawsuit in the appropriate manner."