Saturday, November 25, 2006

More on Kramer's Racist Rant

The lawyer for the guys Michael Richards yelled racist taunts at says:

... Richards should meet McBride and Doss in front of a retired judge to acknowledge his behavior and to apologize to them" and allow the judge to decide on monetary compensation.

"It's not enough to say 'I'm sorry,'" she said.

She did not mention a specific figure, but pitched the idea as a way for the comic to avoid a lawsuit.

"Our clients were vulnerable," Allred said. "He went after them. He singled them out and he taunted them, and he did it in a closed room where they were captive."

A sincere apology is definitely in order. And Richards' career deserves to be ruined (or at least taken down quite a bit), which it very well may be. But money? I'm not so sure about that one.


Jimmy said...

I still contend that this incident is some sort of a planned publicity stunt that was taken too far. After all, nobody gave thought to Richards after Seinfeld, and suddenly he is back in the public eye. And obviously after the situation cools off, his shows will draw many more curious spectators than before. Coincidence? Oh wait, that wasn't the topic of the article...

The Emperor said...

I'm not sure I agree. At first there may be a few new viewers who tune in just to see who Michael Richards is, but I think in the long term this will really hurt him (and possibly Seinfeld reruns in general).