An eagle-eyed Defamer operative caught a wonderful if short-lived revision at CAA's Wikipedia page this morning, when, for 30 precious minutes, the agency's storied history of talent relations included colluding with Joe and Ashlee Simpson to rip off her song "My Model":
Caa steals ideas and claims them as their own. I would avoid them if you are smart. As they did to Matthew Mark@ and MY Model song. David Zedeck is responsible at NY for the copyright infringement of the song and Geffen Records as well as Joseph Simpson and Ashlee his daughter.
The same accuser, who threatened the Simpsons, Zedeck and Geffen with a $40 million lawsuit in a barely literate press release in January, also hacked Joe Simpson's article for good measure: "Joseph Simpson is a crook and steals ideas as he did with the My Model song his daughter Ashlee sings and claims as her own. ... Avoid him and practices at any cost." Ashlee avoided direct attack herself, and the elder Simpson's own record has since been scrubbed clean as well, freeing him and CAA to polish their scorching cease-and-desist letter in relative peace and quiet.
- Creative Artists Agency [Wikipedia]