posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 04:21 PM
The following was a press release sent to and taken directly from PWTorch.com:
"I have some interesting facts that you might be interested in. My name is Alex Lourido and for the last ten years my partner, David Francella, and I
have been creating a show called, "The Psychotic Neurotics Comedy Show," which is shot and produced in Philadelphia.
Our most popular character on the show is Eugene, the mentally challenged actor who is played by me! The similarities between our Eugene and Nick
Dinsmore's Eugene, are daunting, and it even gets better.
Back in December, Dave and I spoke with Todd Resnick, an Executive Producer from Spike TV, and pitched our show to him. He was interested in learning
more so we sent him a show that showcased Eugene as our strongest character! (Do you see where we're going with this!) Mr. Resnick then contacts us
personally, and via mail, to tell us that they have decided not to run with "it," but they really liked our ideas and we have an open door policy with
them to pitch further show concepts!
Shortly after this, I'm talking maybe a month or so later, Nick Dinsmore reveals his Eugene character on Spike's "Raw," one of the highest-rated shows
on cable TV!
We have spoken to our attorney and he is in the process of developing a case. This is a huge story, and when people see our Eugene Character that was
developed 10 years ago, and is still very popular on our show, they will immediately reach the conclusion that Nick Dinsmore stole the character.
As a matter of fact, the entire story line that "Raw" is developing with the Eugene Character has been stolen from one of our shows. Dave and I can
tell you exactly where their story line is going and what is going to happen, because they didn't even have the decency to change it a little!"