Seinfeld Book Prompts $1M Defamation Suit About Insulting Gay People

Via the New York Daily News:

Kenny Kramer – the inspiration for Kramer on “Seinfeld” – has filed a $1 million defamation suit against a former writer on the sitcom for defaming him and his tour business in a new book. The suit says Fred Stoller, 55, smeared Kramer by claiming his tour guides would yell the famous Seinfeld line “Not that there’s anything wrong with that!” at gay people while leading tours through Greenwich Village. “It’s not funny. It’s just nasty. He’s worried about this affecting his business,” said Kramer’s lawyer, Fred Lichtmacher. “He doesn’t want to be viewed as a gay basher.” He noted his client’s tours don’t go to the Village – and they actually don’t even go below W. 40th Street. Stoller “just completely made that up,” Lichtmacher said. Kramer, 70, told the Daily News the “Seinfeld” scribe went out of his way “to make me look like a total idiot.”