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McMahon’s Owner Offers Push-up Contest

Posted By RVBusiness On August 31, 2010 @ 7:41 am In Breaking News | 3 Comments

The owner of an RV dealership sued by Taylor Lautner over a customized vehicle challenged the “Twilight” star Monday (Aug. 30) to use his muscles instead of his lawyers to resolve the case, the Associated Press reported.

Brent McMahon, who owns McMahon’s RV in Irvine, Calif., offered to compete in a push-up contest to settle the breach of contract lawsuit that Lautner filed Aug. 23 claiming the dealership failed to deliver a $300,000 RV on time for use as a dressing room on the set of the actor’s latest film.

McMahon and his attorney denied wrongdoing and said they will vigorously defend the case in court if Lautner, 18, doesn’t accept the challenge.

Lautner’s attorney Robert Barta said the challenge was indicative of problems with the dealership.

“McMahon 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,” the statement read.

The push-up contest was a “facetious suggestion,” it said.

The dealership said Lautner’s camp had sought a $40,000 settlement to resolve the case, leading to the unorthodox proposal by McMahon. The 47-year-old businessman said if he won the contest, he would donate the settlement money to Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

Barta’s statement said the matter might be settled if McMahon made a $40,000 donation to a charity of Lautner’s choosing.

Lautner’s lawsuit also claimed the RV needed additional work after it was delivered. Barta’s statement claimed the vehicle wasn’t in a safe, drivable condition when it was handed over.

It was unclear what upgrades Lautner sought. McMahon said the vehicle was given a custom paint job.

Lautner gained fame for his role as Jacob Black in the “Twilight” movie series. He is currently filming “Abduction” and will reprise his role as Black in the two-part “Twilight” finale.

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3 Comments To "McMahon’s Owner Offers Push-up Contest"

#1 Comment By john campbell On August 31, 2010 @ 10:11 am

Never heard of Mr. Lautner, and who could expect a customized coach built by a company no longer in business to be delivered “on time” ?

#2 Comment By thor c nordby On August 31, 2010 @ 11:47 am

MY MONEY IS ON MR MCMAHON AND IN ADDITION I WILL DONATE 1K TO MCMAHON CHARITY IF THEY HAVE THE CONTEST.. ARE YOU KIDDING ME MR LAUTNER ? 47 VS 18 WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF ? BETTER YET ENJOY THE FRUITS OF YOUR LABOR AS YOU SHOULD BE HAPPY THAT YOU CAN AFFORD SUCH A LUXURY MOTORHOME AT SUCH A YOUNG TENDER AGE AND LEAVE THE WORKIING MAN TO DO HIS THING AS I AM SURE THEY WILL HELP YOU WITH YOUR MOTOR HOME

#3 Comment By Steve On August 31, 2010 @ 1:28 pm

Typical lawyer response, no wonder nobody likes ‘em, spoiled brat ‘actor’ (he’s not that good) and greedy for the big bill lawyer. What a waste of time…only in America.


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