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I'm sorry, I kinda thought this was funny. in that weird sort of WTF kind of way.
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Hewitt feud with ex 'best man' worsens
By Ian Royall and Jacqueline Freegard
15-10-2005
From: Herald Sun


THE deteriorating friendship between high-profile sports stars Andrew McLeod and Lleyton Hewitt crumbled even further yesterday when the Adelaide Crows star took legal action aimed at blocking the release of the tennis champion's new DVD.
McLeod is seeking a Federal Court injunction to prevent Hewitt from distributing the DVD Lleyton Hewitt: The Other Side.

McLeod is also seeking damages.

The row centres over Hewitt using footage from the pair's tour of indigenous land in the Northern Territory in 2003, allegedly without permission.

The latest development comes after the cooling of their once close friendship.

Tensions have been high since the Crows midfielder, 29, reunited with his estranged wife Rachael.

The problems stem from Mrs McLeod's close friendship with Hewitt's former fiancee, Belgian tennis ace Kim Clijsters.

The McLeods were left off the guest list for Hewitt's wedding to Home and Away actor Rebecca Cartwright in July.

Until then, it was tipped McLeod would be best man.

McLeod moved in with Hewitt in 2004 when he briefly left his wife. A shattered Hewitt turned to McLeod after he was dumped by Clijsters.

The injunction, lodged late yesterday in the Federal Court in Melbourne, names Hewitt and his company Hewitt Marketing Pty Ltd as defendants.

In his statement of claim McLeod says that he and his brother Jonathan started work in 2001 on their Touchstone project, which would feature documentaries of indigenous people in the Northern Territory.

The project considered taking sporting identities on "journeys of discovery" through the territory and with permission of Aboriginal authorities and landowners.

The claim says that McLeod invited Hewitt to take part in 2003 and on October 12, 2004, the two, along with Hewitt's father, Glynn, signed a joint venture to produce a documentary.

Shooting took place over the next 10 days with McLeod gaining permission from traditional landowners and the Northern Territory Land Council.

In his claim, McLeod says they visited sacred sites, saw Aboriginal events including bushwalking in restricted areas, dancing, fishing, observing rock art and story-telling.

McLeod says that in August he learned Hewitt had asked the Adelaide Football Club to promote the DVD, Lleyton Hewitt: The Other Side. McLeod claims he saw the final version of the film only three days ago.

He alleges Hewitt never asked McLeod for permission from traditional landowners or the land council to use restricted segments from their outback tour.

Also, McLeod says he never gave permission for Hewitt and his company to produce and distribute the DVD.

McLeod alleges he asked Hewitt not to release the DVD without his consent. Since them a flurry of eight solicitors' letters has been exchanged between them.

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What a mess!

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Anything for you Jez

I just thought that was too amusing not to share. Not amusing that Hewitt was sued, per se, but just amusing in general.

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How disgraceful, Lleyton would never try and sue over something so petty... oh, wait.

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so damn funny

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This actually makes me feel a little bit sad for both of them.
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And Hewitt fights back
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Lleyton hits one back
By CHRIS TINKLER
16oct05

LLEYTON Hewitt has taken aim at former best friend Andrew McLeod over the Adelaide football star's move to block the tennis ace releasing a DVD.

Hewitt yesterday called the legal action "mystifying", saying McLeod had long known about the DVD and had not raised any concerns previously.

But Hewitt added that he still considered the Crows midfielder a friend and hoped they could overcome the dispute.

McLeod lodged a Federal Court injunction on Friday to stop Hewitt distributing the DVD Lleyton Hewitt: The Other Side and is seeking damages.

The row centres on Hewitt using footage from the pair's tour of the Northern Territory in October 2004.

In his claim, McLeod states he and Hewitt visited sacred sites, witnessed Aboriginal events including bushwalking in restricted areas, dancing and fishing.

Hewitt did not ask for permission from traditional landowners or the land council to use restricted segments in filming, he alleges.

But a spokesman for Hewitt hit back yesterday, saying the footage involving McLeod was just one part of the DVD.

The DVD was conceived by Hewitt and his marketing team several years ago to show aspects of his life away from the tennis court, the spokesman said.

McLeod had watched the footage with Hewitt last Christmas and was happy with it, he said.

The close relationship between McLeod's wife, Rachael, and Hewitt's former fiancee, Belgian Kim Clijsters, has been blamed for the breakdown of McLeod and Hewitt's once seemingly indestructible bond.

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Where's mama Socket? I want to hear her story

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In his claim, McLeod states he and Hewitt visited sacred sites, witnessed Aboriginal events including bushwalking in restricted areas, dancing and fishing.

Hewitt did not ask for permission from traditional landowners or the land council to use restricted segments in filming, he alleges.
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What is Adelaide Crows? An australian football team?

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lol, how many times has Hewitt been involved in a legal action now?

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What is Adelaide Crows? An australian football team?
Yep, Aussie Rules.

This crap is too funny. I tend to side with not Hewitt in these issues, so go McLeod.

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What is Adelaide Crows? An australian football team?
yes and they are Hewitt's fav team
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The close relationship between McLeod's wife, Rachael, and Hewitt's former fiancee, Belgian Kim Clijsters, has been blamed for the breakdown of McLeod and Hewitt's once seemingly indestructible bond.
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