David Golshan is an interesting character. He was on Millionaire Matchmaker (as one of the millionaires, supposedly) and was a bit of a pervert at the “mingle” but to be fair, all the girls are brought in like a walking menu at the Bunny Ranch. He seems to be a bit like Jill Zarin in that he is always trying to get in the gossip blogs, even if he has to manufacture reasons to be there. At one point he told Radar Online that he was looking into gathering a group of investors to change the name of the bankrupt Kodak Theatre to the David Golshan theatre. And Radar Online actually ran it. What is it about people on Bravo reality people and Radar Online? On March 28 David gave them another out there story about some little girl threatening to kill her birds and hamsters if Bravo didn’t have him on season two. Again, Radar Online thinks this is a great story to run. First they refer to him as “a star” on the show, and then say he isn’t an official cast member but a “major player.”
David is a paid comedian and he tends not to keep his coarse humor confined to the stage. Chelsea Handler went after Golshan for being vulgar and said he gives Iranians a bad name. Chelsea Handler. Despite owning an online company that sells suits, his full-time job seems to be promoting himself you can find several blogs that apparently accepted his offer for an interview for Millionaire Matchmaker.
The Courthouse News Service posted court documents from the case of Kathy Salem versus Ryan Seacrest Productions, Ryan Seacrest, Bravo Media, and Berne Productions much more details of the event are revealed. The court documents filed by Salem’s attorney read in part as follows:
“Plaintiff was not allowed into the party until after she signed a one-page document which was the signature page of what she later found out was an alleged release. Plaintiff signed the one-page document without ever having been shown and without ever seeing the body of the alleged release. When plaintiff entered the party as one of numerous participants, she understood that she might be taped as one of the numerous partygoers in the background of an episode of Shahs of Sunset. She did not understand that she might be blindsided and forced against her will to play a demeaning and humiliating role in an episode of Shahs of Sunset.
Towards the end of the party, while plaintiff was speaking with friends who had come to the party with her, one of the featured performers in Shahs of Sunset, David Golshan, approached plaintiff and struck up a conversation with her. While she was conversing with Mr. Golshan, another member of the cast of Shahs of Sunset, Anita Gohari, interrupted their conversation and announced that she was engaged to Mr. Golshan and that plaintiff, by speaking with Mr. Golshan, was disrespecting Ms. Gohari.
What developed was a bullying session wherein Mr. Golshan, Ms. Gohari and a third female cast member became verbally abusive to plaintiff and addressed her in an obscene manner. Then, after the verbal abuse, someone tried to strip plaintiff’s top off and another cast member by the name of Reza threw a cup of water in plaintiff’s face.
Ultimately plaintiff came to understand that the entire confrontation was contrived to create a scene in Shahs of Sunset which was being taped in its entirety. Plaintiff had unwittingly been cast as a ‘bad girl’ and the result was her being publicly humiliated and assaulted for the benefit of defendants and their production the Shahs of Sunset. Presently Shahs of Sunset is scheduled to air in February 2012. If Shahs of Sunset airs the scene in which plaintiff is abused and assaulted on national television, plaintiff and her reputation will be irreparably damaged. Defendants had a duty to inform plaintiff that she would not merely be attending the party but that she would be verbally abused and physically assaulted as part of the production of “Shahs of Sunset.”
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