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Hewitt sued over a DVD Release

Deboogle!.
10-15-2005, 05:56 PM
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.

amierin
10-15-2005, 06:02 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha:

Horatio Caine
10-15-2005, 06:05 PM
What a mess! :lol:

Thanks Debs for sharing :hug: ;)

Deboogle!.
10-15-2005, 06:07 PM
Anything for you Jez ;) :hug:

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

Sjengster
10-15-2005, 06:24 PM
How disgraceful, Lleyton would never try and sue over something so petty... oh, wait.

Rex
10-15-2005, 06:59 PM
so damn funny

Chloe le Bopper
10-15-2005, 09:17 PM
This actually makes me feel a little bit sad for both of them.

Deboogle!.
10-15-2005, 09:40 PM
And Hewitt fights back:p
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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.

alfonsojose
10-15-2005, 09:40 PM
Where's mama Socket? I want to hear her story :tape:

alfonsojose
10-15-2005, 09:42 PM
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.

Mmmm ... I'm getting horny :aplot:

shotgun
10-15-2005, 10:00 PM
What is Adelaide Crows? An australian football team?

Damita
10-15-2005, 10:36 PM
lol, how many times has Hewitt been involved in a legal action now? :p

Leo
10-15-2005, 10:57 PM
What is Adelaide Crows? An australian football team?

Yep, Aussie Rules.

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

bad gambler
10-15-2005, 11:01 PM
What is Adelaide Crows? An australian football team?

yes and they are Hewitt's fav team

Lee
10-16-2005, 03:17 AM
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.

The power of women :devil: ;)

Deboogle!.
10-16-2005, 03:35 AM
indeed :angel:

Fedex
10-16-2005, 04:02 AM
Mmmm ... I'm getting horny :aplot:
When are you not horny. :lol:

Federerhingis
10-16-2005, 04:19 AM
Mmmm ... I'm getting horny :aplot:


Thank God I wasnt drinking water at this very moment, I would have spilled it all over my laptop! :haha: :haha:

You gotta love the gossip. :tape:

Experimentee
10-17-2005, 03:07 PM
:haha:

alfonsojose
10-17-2005, 10:09 PM
When are you not horny. :lol:
that's priapism :o

Billabong
10-17-2005, 10:10 PM
lol;)

sigmagirl91
10-17-2005, 10:13 PM
Mmmm ... I'm getting horny :aplot:

Thank goodness I've chewed-and swallowed-my food.

Federerhingis
10-17-2005, 11:20 PM
that's priapism :o

:haha: :haha: Its also not a very healthy thing, you can lose all genital functioning from this condtion. :tape:

gsm
10-18-2005, 12:04 AM
What is Adelaide Crows? An australian football team?
yes.

lleyton's racket is adorned in the adelaide crows colours; red, gold and black.

peteslamz
10-18-2005, 04:02 PM
Tennis Magazine Peter Bodo's take on Hewitt DVD issue:

I'm not Yoko Ono! I'm Not!
Posted 10/17/2005 @ 4:00 PM

Well, it’s shaping up as Aussie day at TennisWorld, because we’re really intrigued by this story (hat tip to Kamakshi at Court Coverage for the link) about Lleyton Hewitt and his (former?) friend, ace Aussie Rules footballer Andrew McLeod.

The very name of the Lleyton Hewitt DVD in contention here, Lleyton Hewitt: the Other Side, makes me groan. What did Lleyton do, I wondered, use footage of a boozed-up McLeod frolicking in a hot tub with the entire Swedish Bikini Team? Or did he perhaps make some disparaging remarks about how bizarre (i.e. 1970s) Aussie footballers look stuffed into those brief shorts and tops, like the uniforms were sausage casings?

I admit it. The last thing I expected was that McLeod would take umbrage at Hewitt for essentially violating the trust of the Aboriginal people by using (without permission, too) images of things and places sacred to them in something as crass as a self-glorifying DVD.

I assume McLeod is also in that footage, and he wants to both disassociate himself from it, as well as insulate himself from any legal action they may take.

On the other hand, now that he and Hewitt aren't running mates, perhaps he's just offended by Hewitt's tactlessness (he certainly wouldn't be the first human being to experience that feeling), and he's not all that comfortable playing a role in a hagiography of a player so often referred to as "that little @#$#."

Much as I loathe political correctness, I’m all for going after Hewitt if he’s exploiting access to Aboriginal sites and experiences that were made available for reasons having nothing to do with his self-justifying video. But this story doesn't make clear exactly what McLeod's beef is, or what the legal issues are.

Aussie friends—thoughts?

The other part that’s kind of interesting is this bit about the close friendship of McLeod’s wife Rachel and Hewitt’s former fiancée, Kim Clijsters, and how the Hewitt/Clijsters break-up precipitated some kind of rift in the friendship of the two men.

This is one of the many variations on the basic Yoko Ono riff—you know, Yoko broke up the Beatles, by isolating her man John Lennon and driving a wedge between him and the other Beatles.

For what it’s worth, a very successful man (I was dating his daughter, until he ran me off with a shotgun) once told me that the biggest problems he ran into as the owner/builder of his own business always occurred when the wives of his mostly male employees got involved in their husbands' work lives (which would include office politics).

It sounds terribly sexist, I know. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t true.

And I wonder, would a woman in a female-dominated business say the same thing, but with the gender roles reversed?

In any event, it seems that in swapping out Kim for Aussie soap star Bec Cartwright, Hewitt 's gone from being a rough-around-the-edges tennis player who evokes not much more than the smell of Ben-Gay, to a swinging celebrity. I can’t imagine a person less suited to that role.

Hewitt is insensitive, clumsy, and unsophisticated; if he's got a saving grace, it's that he has no idea of what a jerk he is. The best you can say about him is that he's an innocent savage.

This DVD project strikes me as absurd. The only thing worse than being an obnoxious boor is trying to convince the world that you're not that at all—that underneath that deceptive exterior lurks what the Aussies call a SNAG—a sensitive, New-Age guy.

I'm going to rush out to get this DVD as soon as it's on the market. I can't wait to see soulful, compassionate Lleyton take his turn on the Didgeridoo! See Lleyton hug a little Aboriginal girl and give her one of his well-placed Nike shirts as a gift of enduring friendship. Please.

Kim fans are probably rubbing their hands with glee, thinking, “Serves him right!”

http://www.tennis.com/Tennis_World_Blog/index.asp

Sjengster
10-18-2005, 04:58 PM
Insane. I'm no Hewitt fan by any stretch of the imagination, but what on earth has brought on this bizarre collective vendetta that the American tennis media are pursuing against him? I find it hard to believe that any previous star of the game has brought out the same penchant and flair for character assassination.

Deboogle!.
10-18-2005, 05:14 PM
I hardly think Peter Bodo represents the entire American tennis media.

In fact, of all the top players, he's mentioned the least here by far.... in the press, by commentators, etc. etc.

Sjengster
10-18-2005, 05:16 PM
OK, the number of sources I have are limited - but Wertheim has exactly the same attitude to Hewitt. And didn't Joel Drucker write an open letter to Hewitt in Tennis magazine this year criticising his behaviour? I'm not suggesting he's on the tip of every journalist's tongue when they want to fulminate about a particular player, but when he does come up the words are never positive.

Socket
10-18-2005, 05:26 PM
OK, the number of sources I have are limited - but Wertheim has exactly the same attitude to Hewitt. And didn't Joel Drucker write an open letter to Hewitt in Tennis magazine this year criticising his behaviour? I'm not suggesting he's on the tip of every journalist's tongue when they want to fulminate about a particular player, but when he does come up the words are never positive.
And don't forget that bitch in the New York Times (no, not Judith Miller, the other one, in the sports section). And Richard Vach and Matt Cronin.

Apparently, the tennis media have found their scapegoat. :shrug: Frankly, given that Lleyton's faultless behavior at the US Open this year has won him no fans in the media, I hope he goes back to just being himself, yelling, screaming, and kicking up a storm on court, and driving the media even more crazy (to say nothing about certain Roddick fans). :)

alfonsojose
10-18-2005, 05:35 PM
I'm going to rush out to get this DVD as soon as it's on the market. I can't wait to see soulful, compassionate Lleyton take his turn on the Didgeridoo! See Lleyton hug a little Aboriginal girl and give her one of his well-placed Nike shirts as a gift of enduring friendship. Please.


http://www.tennis.com/Tennis_World_Blog/index.asp
:lol:

lilfairyprincess
10-18-2005, 05:37 PM
this is so bizarre its hilarious....like a little mini soap opera :lol:

Raquel
10-18-2005, 06:04 PM
Another classless rant from Peter Bodo :rolleyes:
This is almost as bad as his rant against the Argentines. In fact this is just as bad because it is an unprovoked personal attack. Half of the things he says here have nothing to do with this DVD issue. This was just the perfect excuse to vent and say the all the things he's been storing up to say about Lleyton. And why would Kim fans say this serves him right? We don't know exactly the reasons why they split up and they are still friends (or at least have met for dinner at one event since), so why is he putting the blame on the end of it on Lleyton?

Peter Bodo wrote a good book once. Looks like he has sold out and is shamelessly trying to whip up some interest in his blog with these bitter personal rants and accusations.

Turkeyballs Paco
10-18-2005, 10:01 PM
I'm sorry, I kinda thought this was funny. in that weird sort of WTF kind of way.

I know, how bizarre. I'm guessing we're never gonna know what's really going on. I mean, just 6 months ago, Hewitt was wearing this necklace with McLeod's jersey number. I thought that was a little bit over the top at the time, but I guessed something was up when it was rumored McLeod didn't go to or wasn't invited to the wedding in July. Talk about hot, then cold. Weird.

Deboogle!.
10-18-2005, 10:06 PM
I know, how bizarre. I'm guessing we're never gonna know what's really going on. I mean, just 6 months ago, Hewitt was wearing this necklace with McLeod's jersey number. I thought that was a little bit over the top at the time, but I guessed something was up when it was rumored McLeod didn't go to or wasn't invited to the wedding in July. Talk about hot, then cold. Weird.I don't really like Hewitt, but it's too bad. It's never fun to lose a friend and it's too bad the Australian press picks on every aspect of his life and that he can't even work out weird things like this in private.

Socket
10-18-2005, 10:47 PM
I know, how bizarre. I'm guessing we're never gonna know what's really going on. I mean, just 6 months ago, Hewitt was wearing this necklace with McLeod's jersey number. I thought that was a little bit over the top at the time, but I guessed something was up when it was rumored McLeod didn't go to or wasn't invited to the wedding in July. Talk about hot, then cold. Weird.
Actually, the necklace is the number of the locker he uses for home Davis Cup ties. Yes, it's also McLeod's jersey number, but it's supposed to represent the locker number.

But anyway, Hewitt gave McLeod a place to stay and a friendly shoulder to cry on when McLeod and his wife were estranged, and it's a shame that McLeod's "thank you" was to sue Lleyton. With friends like these . . .

R.Federer
10-19-2005, 12:12 AM
This is the price to pay when you knock off your apparent best friend from your own wedding party, because his wife is a friend of your former lover! What is this, kinder schule? Both need to do some growing up

It is amusing indeed that leyton is being sued, given that this is his usual way of showing his displeasure (A.T.P, some magazines also).

NYCtennisfan
10-19-2005, 12:13 AM
Is there anyone left that Hewitt is not currently engaged in a fight with?

Deboogle!.
10-19-2005, 12:26 AM
Is there anyone left that Hewitt is not currently engaged in a fight with?I imagine he hasn't antagonized his unborn baby yet :p

R.Federer
10-19-2005, 12:29 AM
Any how, I hope that the baby's arrival will soothe leyton down a lot. It is a shame that he always has so many of such distraction off the court which are all with bad energy. The baby will change all this I hope

cobalt60
10-19-2005, 12:31 AM
Any how, I hope that the baby's arrival will soothe leyton down a lot. It is a shame that he always has so many of such distraction off the court which are all with bad energy. The baby will change all this I hope
Or else he will be sleep deprived and crabbier. It happens trust me :p

Lee
10-19-2005, 12:34 AM
Or else he will be sleep deprived and crabbier. It happens trust me :p

And I will bet on this. :p

R.Federer
10-19-2005, 12:39 AM
Or else he will be sleep deprived and crabbier. It happens trust me :p
Tell me more.... I am pregnant with my first bebe, and very worried about not knowing what to do (my husband is in worse shape. He is very frightened). I am thinking that I will name my little child Roger, but if it is a girl this would be a problem

cobalt60
10-19-2005, 12:41 AM
Tell me more.... I am pregnant with my first bebe, and very worried about not knowing what to do (my husband is in worse shape. He is very frightened). I am thinking that I will name my little child Roger, but if it is a girl this would be a problem
:topic: Oh don't worry. Babies are not as fragile as one would think. Just be patient and keep your cool. Will you have an older relative to help you? In Switzerland do they have nurses who come by to check on you as well?

R.Federer
10-19-2005, 12:41 AM
:topic: Oh don't worry. Babies are not as fragile as one would think. Just be patient and keep your cool. Will you have an older relative to help you? In Switzerland do they have nurses who come by to check on you as well?
This is so off topic, that I will PM you in a second :)

cobalt60
10-19-2005, 12:42 AM
This is so off topic, that I will PM you in a second :)
ok :wavey:

Sisyphus
10-19-2005, 01:39 AM
So who exactly is the target audience for Hewitt's dvd and what is he trying to accomplish with the release? I'm really curious. Does anyone know?

Turkeyballs Paco
10-19-2005, 03:20 PM
Actually, the necklace is the number of the locker he uses for home Davis Cup ties. Yes, it's also McLeod's jersey number, but it's supposed to represent the locker number.

Really? Cool. That's just like me. My cubicle # at work is 2014, just happens to be the last four digits of my best friend's cell number. I have a necklace that says "2014" which represents my cubicle just like Lleyton's "23" for his locker. C'mon, Socket you know I'm too skeptical to buy that one.

But anyway, Hewitt gave McLeod a place to stay and a friendly shoulder to cry on when McLeod and his wife were estranged, and it's a shame that McLeod's "thank you" was to sue Lleyton. With friends like these . . .

I don't know what went down to blow this thing up like this. I think we're hearing only what we are meant to hear. You could look at it one way or another, but the way I look at it, I figure both parties, and each one's posse, are probably equally responsible for letting it get this far out of hand, and that makes me kind of sad for Lleyton. I hate to see people letting their relationships go up in smoke like this, but it happens, and usually we never really understand why.

FYI, I'm still a big fan of Lleyton, regardless of whatever imperfections I believe he probably has. Sometimes it's a person's flaws that make them unique and interesting.

jeanie_sin
10-19-2005, 04:46 PM
But anyway, Hewitt gave McLeod a place to stay and a friendly shoulder to cry on when McLeod and his wife were estranged, and it's a shame that McLeod's "thank you" was to sue Lleyton. With friends like these . . .

oh puhleezee......look, i dont like mcleod, but it isnt as if "mcleod's thank you was to sue lleyton"........who didnt invite who to his wedding? :rolleyes: for the supposedly stupid reason that rachael is on good terms with kim? :rolleyes:

alfonsojose
10-19-2005, 05:31 PM
I want to see pics of the former friends dancing naked in tha aussie night :drool:

Socket
10-19-2005, 05:58 PM
oh puhleezee......look, i dont like mcleod, but it isnt as if "mcleod's thank you was to sue lleyton"........who didnt invite who to his wedding? :rolleyes: for the supposedly stupid reason that rachael is on good terms with kim? :rolleyes:
Actually, according to the newspapers, they WERE invited, but declined to attend, ostensibly because McLeod had to play that weekend.

Socket
10-19-2005, 06:00 PM
Really? Cool. That's just like me. My cubicle # at work is 2014, just happens to be the last four digits of my best friend's cell number. I have a necklace that says "2014" which represents my cubicle just like Lleyton's "23" for his locker. C'mon, Socket you know I'm too skeptical to buy that one.



I don't know what went down to blow this thing up like this. I think we're hearing only what we are meant to hear. You could look at it one way or another, but the way I look at it, I figure both parties, and each one's posse, are probably equally responsible for letting it get this far out of hand, and that makes me kind of sad for Lleyton. I hate to see people letting their relationships go up in smoke like this, but it happens, and usually we never really understand why.

FYI, I'm still a big fan of Lleyton, regardless of whatever imperfections I believe he probably has. Sometimes it's a person's flaws that make them unique and interesting.
Actually, I do believe the story about the necklace, because the only time Lleyton's ever been seen wearing it is when he's in his Davis Cup team uniform or playing in a DC tie. And he's way too macho to wear another guy's jersey number around his neck. :cool:

Turkeyballs Paco
10-19-2005, 07:00 PM
Actually, I do believe the story about the necklace, because the only time Lleyton's ever been seen wearing it is when he's in his Davis Cup team uniform or playing in a DC tie. And he's way too macho to wear another guy's jersey number around his neck. :cool:

If you're right about that, will we see him wearing it again at the next DC tie he plays? I know he's macho, but that necklace was one of the things that made me go, hmmm. :shrug:

Turkeyballs Paco
10-19-2005, 07:02 PM
I want to see pics of the former friends dancing naked in tha aussie night :drool:

Hmm. Maybe the naked dancing pics are the reason McLeod is freaking out and trying to stop the release of this documentary? He'll never hear the end of it. I wanna see naked dancing too. Hopefully Hewitt danced in his birthday suit too on that drunken aussie night? That would be something to see. :drool: :lick:

Socket
10-19-2005, 08:34 PM
If you're right about that, will we see him wearing it again at the next DC tie he plays? I know he's macho, but that necklace was one of the things that made me go, hmmm. :shrug:
I guess we'll find out at the next home tie!

Actually, if Lleyton re-paints his racquet to Port Adelaide colors, then we'll know he's really pissed at Andrew! ;)

Socket
10-19-2005, 08:35 PM
Hmm. Maybe the naked dancing pics are the reason McLeod is freaking out and trying to stop the release of this documentary? He'll never hear the end of it. I wanna see naked dancing too. Hopefully Hewitt danced in his birthday suit too on that drunken aussie night? That would be something to see. :drool: :lick:
Wow, that sounds like the outtakes from an early Peter Weir film. :D

revolution
10-19-2005, 09:56 PM
Why is everyone cheering this, I really don't see what there is to celebrate Hewitt being sued over DVD?

Turkeyballs Paco
10-19-2005, 10:28 PM
Why is everyone cheering this, I really don't see what there is to celebrate Hewitt being sued over DVD?

:retard:

revolution
10-19-2005, 10:29 PM
:retard:

Or maybe I've been misled, as I thought originally with the title.

jeanie_sin
10-20-2005, 12:32 AM
Actually, according to the newspapers, they WERE invited, but declined to attend, ostensibly because McLeod had to play that weekend.

u really think if they were still good mates at that point of time that mcleod would not go just because he had to play?

and if really so, why did rachael and the kids not go on his behalf?

safdem
10-20-2005, 12:54 AM
:haha: poor guy :hug::devil:

switz
10-20-2005, 01:39 AM
lmao. hewitt is always "mystified" as to why anybody doesn't think he's the greatest Australian of all time. i'm sure that DVD's aim was to show that his "Other Side" is remotely likeable.

Socket
10-20-2005, 03:06 AM
u really think if they were still good mates at that point of time that mcleod would not go just because he had to play?

and if really so, why did rachael and the kids not go on his behalf?
The problem actually appears to be Rachael. She says she's a friend of Kim (and she was johnny-on-the-spot to call Kim up and tell her about Lleyton's engagement), and the newspapers are darkly hinting that she has taken embrage at Lletyon's engagement. Andrew seemed to have no problem with Bec, and happily sat with her at the AO earlier this year. The break in Andrew and Lleyton's friendship coincided with Rachael and Andrew's reconciliation. Seems to me that that Rachael has decided to be offended on Kim's behalf over Lleyton's engagement with Bec, even though Kim herself has said that she's delighted that Lleyton has met someone and is happy with her.

ally_014
10-20-2005, 05:42 AM
u really think if they were still good mates at that point of time that mcleod would not go just because he had to play?

and if really so, why did rachael and the kids not go on his behalf?

Not that it really matters, but Andrew would of been able to go because the Crows weren't playing until Sunday that week - Tyson Edwards was in the wedding party anyway.

jeanie_sin
10-20-2005, 10:31 AM
The problem actually appears to be Rachael. She says she's a friend of Kim (and she was johnny-on-the-spot to call Kim up and tell her about Lleyton's engagement), and the newspapers are darkly hinting that she has taken embrage at Lletyon's engagement. Andrew seemed to have no problem with Bec, and happily sat with her at the AO earlier this year. The break in Andrew and Lleyton's friendship coincided with Rachael and Andrew's reconciliation. Seems to me that that Rachael has decided to be offended on Kim's behalf over Lleyton's engagement with Bec, even though Kim herself has said that she's delighted that Lleyton has met someone and is happy with her.

maybe rachael knows things that we do not know? ;)

i'm sure rachael knows more than u do ;)

Peta Pan
10-20-2005, 11:24 AM
The problem actually appears to be Rachael. She says she's a friend of Kim (and she was johnny-on-the-spot to call Kim up and tell her about Lleyton's engagement), and the newspapers are darkly hinting that she has taken embrage at Lletyon's engagement. Andrew seemed to have no problem with Bec, and happily sat with her at the AO earlier this year. The break in Andrew and Lleyton's friendship coincided with Rachael and Andrew's reconciliation. Seems to me that that Rachael has decided to be offended on Kim's behalf over Lleyton's engagement with Bec, even though Kim herself has said that she's delighted that Lleyton has met someone and is happy with her.
This is exactly what I was thinking. I believe Rachael seems to be the cause of the problem and she seems to have Andrew under her thumb a bit too much. I generally am not a Hewitt fan at ALL, but in this case I am totally on his side (and not just because I hate the Adelaide Crows either :p). The point of view I took of it is that all was well with Lleyton and Andrew until Andrew and Rachael reconciliated. Then suddenly Andrew was supposedly left off the guest list.

This whole incident made me really angry on the weekend when I saw it. I have always hated the Crows but always admired McLeod's brilliant playing skills. I am certainly not fond of him anymore.

Socket
10-20-2005, 01:21 PM
maybe rachael knows things that we do not know? ;)

i'm sure rachael knows more than u do ;)
I'm sure Rachael knows more than both of us. And Kim knows more than Rachael. In that regard, Kim has stated on her website that neither she nor Lleyton ever cheated on each other, and she has been very gracious about Lleyton's engagement with Bec. Perhaps there's a lesson for you in that. Have a great day, I'm going to Florida for Hurricane Wilma! :wavey:

Turkeyballs Paco
10-20-2005, 03:15 PM
From The Age... Hewitt and McLeod in court
By Peter Gregory
October 20, 2005 - 5:58PM

Long-time friends, sport stars Lleyton Hewitt and Andrew McLeod, have accused each other of misleading and deceptive conduct in a Federal Court fight over a disputed DVD.

Tennis champion Hewitt also claims his reputation as a professional sportsman will be damaged as a result of the legal action launched by McLeod, the Adelaide Crows midfielder and co-captain of Australia in the International rules series against Ireland.

Lawyers representing the pair appeared briefly in the Federal Court, sitting in Melbourne.

Justice Donnell Ryan said the expected three-day hearing would be listed for speedy trial. He said the proceedings would begin no later than November 28, but could start shortly after November 3.

McLeod, 29, has sought an injunction to stop distribution of a DVD titled Lleyton Hewitt: The Other Side, which includes footage from a Northern Territory trip undertaken by the two men in late 2004.

In a statement of claim before the court, McLeod alleged the trip was part of a project, known as the Touchstone Project, in which he would take sporting or media identities on journeys of discovery through the territory.

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AdvertisementThe areas visited would include some not accessible to non-indigenous people without the permission of Aboriginal authorities.

In the claim, McLeod said he was a descendant and member of the Gurrindji and Wagadagam people and had extended family across the Northern Territory.

He said he and Hewitt, accompanied by a film crew, went on the journey between October 12 and 22 last year. They gained access to a number of sacred lands and sites and witnesses or took part in a number of Aboriginal events.

The events included bush walking in restricted areas, dancing, fishing, observing rock art and story telling, some of which was filmed, the claim said.

According to McLeod, documentaries would be made and released to the public when the required consents of the Aboriginal authorities were obtained.

He alleged the Hewitt DVD contained footage of restricted segments, and permission was not sought or granted to use them.

But Hewitt, 24, and associated company Lleyton Hewitt Marketing, today lodged a counter-claim saying they did not know about McLeod's project.

They said Hewitt, a well-known Crows fan, and McLeod went to the Northern Territory in September 2004 for a holiday and to raise money for the Buffalos Football Club.

Hewitt allegedly said on the trip that he wanted the holiday to be filmed and the footage to be used in a promotional DVD about his life outside tennis. The DVD would be made at Hewitt's cost and for his benefit.

"(McLeod) agreed to assist (Hewitt), to prepare the itinerary for the holiday, to introduce (Hewitt) to the "Top End" and to obtain access for (Hewitt) to aboriginal lands," the cross-claim said.

It said Hewitt and the company were not aware of alleged permissions required from traditional landowners and the Northern Territory Land Council before film could be used.

According to the cross-claim, McLeod saw versions of the DVD at Hewitt's home in West Lakes, South Australia at Christmas 2004 and in January 2005. It said he did not raise objections or inform Hewitt about required consents.

McLeod also arranged for voice-overs for the DVD at Nova FM, it said.

The cross-claim said McLeod first complained through his manager in August 2005, and manufacturer and distributor EMI had said it would not distribute the DVD because of the position McLeod had taken.

In court today, Ross Macaw, QC, for Hewitt and the company, said the DVD needed to be distributed by early November to available for pre-Christmas sale. The production also included scenes from the 2005 Australian Open, which would be redundant unless the DVD could be distributed soon.

Hewitt said in the claim that 100 DVD pre-orders were taken through the Adelaide Football Club.

He and the company have sought damages under the Fair Trading Act and orders that they are entitled to distribute the DVD. Lleyton Hewitt Marketing claims it has incurred production costs and will receive reduced royalties.

It was alleged McLeod engaged in false, misleading or deceptive conduct by saying he was entitled to withhold consent for the publication.

In his claim, McLeod alleged the company had engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct, under the Trade Practices Act, and Hewitt was party to breaching the act.

Outside court, Hewitt's manager, Rob Aivatoglou said Hewitt was "mystified and disappointed" that McLeod had taken the legal action.

Online retailer dstore has listed the DVD on back order at its website for $26.40.

- theage.com.au

alfonsojose
10-20-2005, 03:21 PM
They should have sex. I'd film everything and i'm pretty sure it'd make more money than they crappy tribal journey :p

Socket
10-20-2005, 03:23 PM
They should have sex. I'd film everything and i'm pretty sure it'd make more money than they crappy tribal journey :p
Just film it? Are you sure you don't want to act as both their stand-ins? ;)

Deboogle!.
10-21-2005, 09:53 PM
Hewitt DVD dispute in court

October 20, 2005

A DVD of AFL star Andrew McLeod and tennis champion Lleyton Hewitt holidaying together in the Northern Territory has pitted the two against each other in court.

The Adelaide Crows player is trying to stop Hewitt from releasing the DVD that includes footage of a holiday they took together in Kakadu last year.

The footage features in the movie Lleyton Hewitt: The Other Side.

Lawyers for the pair appeared in the Federal Court today in Melbourne asking for the matter to be dealt with as quickly as possible.

In McLeod's statement of claim to the court, he says he and Hewitt visited sacred sites, and witnessed several Aboriginal events including bush walking in restricted areas, dancing, fishing, and story-telling.



He said Hewitt did not obtain permission from the traditional landowners or the Northern Land Council to use this footage on the DVD.

Hewitt's lawyer Ross Macaw, QC, told the court his client wanted the matter dealt with urgently as the distributors wanted the DVD released in time for Christmas sales.

Justice Donnell Ryan made an order for the matter to be heard in November.

Deboogle!.
11-14-2005, 04:21 AM
Looks like the dispute reached a relatively amicable end :)
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Sports stars settle DVD row
November 14, 2005 - 3:55PM

Tennis ace Lleyton Hewitt and AFL star Andrew McLeod have settled a lawsuit over a DVD showing them on holiday together.

Hewitt and the Adelaide Crows player both appeared at the Federal Court in Melbourne today for the first day of a hearing over the DVD that contained images of the two together at Kakadu a year ago.

McLeod mounted the legal action to stop Hewitt from releasing the DVD, which depicts the tennis star's life away from the tennis court, claiming Hewitt did not obtain permission from traditional landholders to use the footage.

The pair spent most of the day in discussions behind closed doors.

When they returned this afternoon, their lawyers asked for the matter to be dismissed.

In a joint statement, they said they were "pleased to advise that they have now resolved the recent issues which lead to the commencement of Federal Court proceedings".

"The concerns in relation to the DVD arose largely as a result of misunderstandings about the way in which the DVD would be put together," the statement said.

McLeod said he had no objection to the release of the DVD without change.

- AAP

Socket
11-14-2005, 05:22 PM
Sounds like GSM, Hewitt. :yeah:

OUT!
11-14-2005, 05:28 PM
So it’s not the DVD he made with Kim…two dwarfs and the donkey? Shame!

R.Federer
11-14-2005, 05:30 PM
How terrible that a friendship is gone over something like this.

Sounds to me like the most reasonable outcome was that the profits of the DVD will be split between mcleod and hewit

Socket
11-14-2005, 05:58 PM
How terrible that a friendship is gone over something like this.

Sounds to me like the most reasonable outcome was that the profits of the DVD will be split between mcleod and hewit
Frankly, I think that Lleyton's eyes have been opened about his so-called "friend." Looks like McLeod was simply trying to extract some cash from Hewitt and failed miserably. Nobody needs friends like that.

Turkeyballs Paco
11-18-2005, 03:35 PM
Not to beat a dead horse, but...

Actually, I do believe the story about the necklace, because the only time Lleyton's ever been seen wearing it is when he's in his Davis Cup team uniform or playing in a DC tie. And he's way too macho to wear another guy's jersey number around his neck. :cool:

Actually, the necklace is the number of the locker he uses for home Davis Cup ties. Yes, it's also McLeod's jersey number, but it's supposed to represent the locker number.

AHA! Socket, could I have been right about this one? If he wore it to the Logie thing, too, what connection did that have to his DC locker?

Here's what I read from The Advertiser. Mostly a bunch of rumors and assumptions. LOL at the disclaimer, "This story contains few quotes – it's a reflection of the secrecy surrounding Lleyton Hewitt." :rolleyes:

Bizarre tale behind bitter end of a famous sports friendship
REBEKAH DEVLIN
19nov05
WHEN Lleyton Hewitt accompanied fiancee Bec Cartwright to this year's Logies, he wore a number 23 pendant around his neck.

Now, just six months later, you can't help but wonder what's happened to the pendant – which is the number on Andrew McLeod's Crows guernsey – and the friendship the pendant signified.

How, after being best buddies, did they end up in the Federal Court on Monday arguing over a DVD?

It always seemed an unlikely pairing – a senior Crows footballer buddying up with a younger, Crows-obsessed lad from West Lakes, who just happened to be a former World No. 1 tennis player.

Because, let's not forget above anything else, Hewitt is a Crows tragic. At tournaments around the world, Hewitt can be spotted wearing a Crows hat, even to news conferences.

And he was star-struck by Andrew McLeod.

This story contains few quotes – it's a reflection of the secrecy surrounding Lleyton Hewitt.

He is intensely private, and gives his mobile number to only a few trusted friends.

Those who are allowed close to the Hewitt family always speak in hushed tones; they never want to be heard to say anything negative about either Hewitt or his parents.

The family despises the media, particularly the local variety.

They feel the media are not supportive enough of South Australia's favourite son – the media would argue the family expect only positive publicity and act like a petulant child when any criticism is directed at them.

If mates fight, there's usually a chick involved . . . so goes the rule.

Well, yes and no in this case.

Lleyton and Andrew McLeod met through the Adelaide Football Club.

It was before Lleyton was given the mantle of number one ticket holder. Club officials thought it'd be nice for him to mix with a few of the younger players.

The McLeods were asked to host the dinner at their home.

Hewitt seemed to appreciate the pair's lack of care-factor about his position – that and Hewitt was indeed a hopeless fan.

Hewitt, as he seldom does, felt they liked him for who he is, not what he is.

Better still, Rachael and Hewitt's fiance Kim Clijsters were instant friends. As they'd say in tennis, the McLeods/future Hewitts combo was the perfect pairing.

Whenever Hewitt was back in town he would visit.

There were even secret talks about going into business together and, as sportspeople tend to do, buying a pub.

Clijsters was injured for Wimbledon last year, so Hewitt flew Rachael over to keep her company while he battled for the title. She even stayed in his rented apartment near the ground.

Proving just how things change, Mark Philippoussis had brought his girlfriend over for the tournament as well, singer Delta Goodrem, and the three girls hung out.

Things were perfect, until the McLeods' marriage started to crumble . . .

It's not the first time the pair had struck marital difficulties.

They've always had a tumultuous relationship – Andrew was not present when their first child Connor was born in 1999 and they married only in 2002, after the birth of their second child Madison, 4.

Meeting as teenagers in Darwin, Rachael is not the typical footballer's wife – who fell in love with a household name.

She knew him before he was famous, when he was just a shy kid who was good at sport.

In October, Hewitt and McLeod headed north to film the DVD, both keen to escape the glare of the Adelaide media.

The DVD may have been about Hewitt's life outside tennis, but McLeod showed Lleyton his life outside football – they fished, walked, camped, and generally bonded, bloke-style.

It was during this trip that Lleyton received a phone call from Clijsters, calling off their wedding, which was just months away.

Quite obviously, he was shattered.

It was in Darwin that McLeod met model Brooke Sheehan.

When the boys returned to Adelaide, McLeod moved out of his family home and into Hewitt's West Lakes waterfront mansion. It was a vulnerable time for both and they were happy for some company. In fact, they became virtually joined at the hip, appearing at the basketball together, and in the Australian dressing rooms at last year's Test match at Adelaide Oval. McLeod even took part of his long-service leave to be courtside during Hewitt's Australian Open tilt.

But the question was always how McLeod would cope once Hewitt returned to tournament life.

The pair had become so co-dependent, how would McLeod, a remarkably quiet and reserved character, deal with life on his own? Especially since Hewitt was becoming increasingly consumed by his relationship with Cartwright. By late March, Andrew was back home.

Rachael is said to blame Andrew's time away with Hewitt for the break; the lure of a boys' club, the glamorous single life had ripped at the delicate fabric of their marriage.

It's been suggested Andrew felt Lleyton was unsupportive of his decision to give his marriage another go, despite knowing the importance of family to him.

McLeod felt as though he had to chose between them – his family or Hewitt.

Whether this is justified is for the men, probably never, to sort out.

It's understood Lleyton returned from a tournament to find Andrew's things moved out of his luxury home.

His attempts to reach the footballer were fruitless; Andrew would not answer his calls.

In fact, he had to email McLeod to ask him to be part of his wedding to Cartwright in July.

Andrew's invite to the do of the year is said to have been only a single ticket – Rachael was not invited, despite having been asked to be a bridesmaid in Hewitt and Clijsters' nuptials. This cemented Andrew's (and Rachael's) view that Hewitt was completely unsupportive of their reunion, and again it was a choice between the two – his mate or his marriage.

McLeod did not attend the wedding.

Rachael now sees her role as protector, to safeguard her husband from the many in this world who would take advantage of his gentle and generous nature.

Some suggest she exerts too much power over the Crows champion, but for now, the McLeods are happy – the happiest they have been in years.

It's not just Rachael who has been frozen out – Clijsters has been cut off from most of Hewitt's pals.

When asked if she still has Australian friends, the Belgian tennis ace says one couple, the McLeods.

The McLeods caught up with Kim at the recent Masters Cup in Los Angeles.

The McLeods took time out from their U.S. holiday to watch Clijsters play and meet the family of her new boyfriend Brian Lynch – a Belgium-based American basketballer.

As these things tend to do, the rift has widened beyond just Hewitt and the McLeods.

Crows veteran Tyson Edwards and his wife Mandy, who became friends with Hewitt through the couple, appear to have sided with Hewitt.

Outside football duties, Edwards and McLeod did not speak to each other for months during last season.

There's talk the DVD lawsuit was simply a way to get back at Hewitt.

But the question remains: why don't they just have a punch-up and settle it the way most other Aussies males would?

Despite his on-court aggro, Hewitt is a quiet man off the court, who dislikes confrontation. McLeod is even more so.

Yet despite all the animosity, Hewitt is still desperate to be friends.

A spokesman for Hewitt said in mid-October: "In the circumstances, we are totally mystified at the action taken by Andrew."

Hewitt looked at McLeod during Monday's court proceedings but the Crows champion refused to make eye contact.

"He still wants to be friends with Andrew," a mutual friend says.

"Even after all this, he still wants to be friends. He can't understand why Andrew has cut him out of his life."

Maybe the very public falling-out will not be all bad – the court case could be the best thing that's happened for the sales of Hewitt's DVD and McLeod's upcoming AFL skills book.

alfonsojose
11-18-2005, 04:05 PM
Lleyton has a huge gay side :tape: :kiss:

Socket
11-18-2005, 04:36 PM
Not to beat a dead horse, but...





AHA! Socket, could I have been right about this one? If he wore it to the Logie thing, too, what connection did that have to his DC locker?

Here's what I read from The Advertiser. Mostly a bunch of rumors and assumptions. LOL at the disclaimer, "This story contains few quotes – it's a reflection of the secrecy surrounding Lleyton Hewitt." :rolleyes:
Well, as you say yourself, the article is mostly a bunch of rumors and assumptions. My source for the 23 pendant representing his locker number is Lleyton himself. It's possible that he was lying, but that he made that comment before the blow-up with McLeod, so I don't see why he would lie about it. I don't recall seeing any photos of Lleyton wearing the pendant at the Logies, but even I will admit to not seeing every photo of Lleyton ever taken. :D

mishar
11-18-2005, 06:13 PM
The only thing I find noteworthy about this story is why does Hewitt, so famously publicity-shy, feel a need to produce a promotional DVD? Have other tennis players produced promotional DVD about themselves? What is he promoting/selling?

its.like.that
11-18-2005, 06:33 PM
Actually, the necklace is the number of the locker he uses for home Davis Cup ties. Yes, it's also McLeod's jersey number, but it's supposed to represent the locker number.

But anyway, Hewitt gave McLeod a place to stay and a friendly shoulder to cry on when McLeod and his wife were estranged, and it's a shame that McLeod's "thank you" was to sue Lleyton. With friends like these . . .

brilliant reporter you would make :retard:

its.like.that
11-18-2005, 06:40 PM
Actually, I do believe the story about the necklace, because the only time Lleyton's ever been seen wearing it is when he's in his Davis Cup team uniform or playing in a DC tie. And he's way too macho to wear another guy's jersey number around his neck. :cool:

:retard::retard::retard::retard::retard:

you are the epitome of intelligence.

its.like.that
11-18-2005, 06:44 PM
Why is everyone cheering this, I really don't see what there is to celebrate Hewitt being sued over DVD?

:retard:

obviously when people are sued, it is generally because they have done NOTHING wrong.

its.like.that
11-18-2005, 06:52 PM
This whole incident made me really angry on the weekend when I saw it. I have always hated the Crows but always admired McLeod's brilliant playing skills. I am certainly not fond of him anymore.

come on Peta :p

Andrew McLeod that horrible guy who is defending his cultural heritage that has been discriminated against in Australia ever since Europeans set foot on Australian soils.

Is Hewitt's DVD some form of charity work? No. He just wants the money.

It's not Hewitt's fault he's so stupid, I blame the parents - they are worse.

its.like.that
11-18-2005, 07:03 PM
Frankly, I think that Lleyton's eyes have been opened about his so-called "friend." Looks like McLeod was simply trying to extract some cash from Hewitt and failed miserably. Nobody needs friends like that.

you are an absolute :retard:

you have no idea who Andrew McLeod is, or what he has been through in his life as an aboriginal.

he is an extremely popular sportsman in Australia, unlike Hewitt, and it was Hewitt who sucked up to be his acquaintance in the first place, and not vice-versa ;).

gsm
11-19-2005, 12:36 AM
:retard:

obviously when people are sued, it is generally because they have done NOTHING wrong.
obviously lleyton did nothing wrong;
McLeod said "he had no objection to the release of the DVD without change."

he is an extremely popular sportsman in Australia, unlike Hewitt
fact: mcleod is barely known outside the afl crowd.

Socket
11-19-2005, 12:38 AM
Wow. How much more homoeroticism can this thread take before it explodes? :devil:

Sounds like a lovers' spat to me. :D
As long as it doesn't involve a love triangle with Vince Spadea, I can handle that. :p

Golfnduck
11-19-2005, 03:08 AM
Interesting stuff, I hate it when two best friends fight.

JeNn
11-19-2005, 03:41 AM
Originally Posted by Socket
Actually, I do believe the story about the necklace, because the only time Lleyton's ever been seen wearing it is when he's in his Davis Cup team uniform or playing in a DC tie. And he's way too macho to wear another guy's jersey number around his neck.


I've heard the 23 stood for the size of his dick :)

its.like.that
11-19-2005, 04:57 AM
obviously lleyton did nothing wrong;
McLeod said "he had no objection to the release of the DVD without change."


fact: mcleod is barely known outside the afl crowd.

have you ever been to the NT? :retard:

or South Australia even? :retard:

gsm
11-19-2005, 08:13 AM
have you ever been to the NT? :retard:

or South Australia even? :retard:
not sure what you are trying to suggest by those questions.

anyway FYI, i have lived in adelaide for the last few years and can vouch that lleytons fan base far out weighs mcleod's.

BTW, a little food for thought, 05 national tv ratings;

lleyton v safin: 4.87 million
AFL grand final: 2.3 million

mcleod barely registers in the consciousness of australians and after this frivolous lawsuit i cant see his stocks rising anytime soon.

:)