Vincent Gallo has filed a lawsuit against a reporter who posted an audio recording of a conversation between Gallo and the reporter in which Gallo bashes Spike Jonze, Julia Roberts and the Coppolas, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In the filing Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, “Gallo is suing for invasion of privacy, violation of right of publicity and violation of California Penal Code Section 632, which protects confidential communication,” THR reports. “He is seeking a permanent injunction and damages.”
The suit was filed against Hikari Takano, who interviewed Gallo in 2003. “The conversation at issue happened on a Hollywood sidewalk while waiting for a tow truck because Gallo’s Porsche broke down near Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street on the way to the photo shoot,” THR reports. “Takano met him there and the two began ‘small talk while waiting on the side of the road.'”
“Many of these comments were outrageous including mocking Francis Ford Coppola’s weight and fondness of food,” the legal filing states, according to THR.