Lenny "Nails" Dykstra, the former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder renowned for tobacco stains and hard-nosed play shocked the world when he transformed himself into a stock market ace and luxury magazine publisher
. Sadly, it appears he's now found a new line of work -- defendant.
Dykstra was sued right out of the gate by his co-investors
in The Players Club
magazine, while freelancers loudly complained
they weren't getting paid. A departed magazine editor called him the worst boss in the realm (in GQ)
and he was sued in January by a group of SoCal charter jet pilots who said they were owed months of back pay
. (Oh, there are more suits but we can't keep track of them. Type "Lenny Dykstra" and "Lawsuit" into Google and just see what you get). Topping everything off (for now), Nails was sued yesterday in San Francisco Superior Court
by a local company claiming he owed it more than $70,000 for booking private flights and hotel rooms.
In the suit -- which you can read here
-- Flight Plan Solutions' proprietor Arun Sharma of San Francisco claims Dykstra broke contracts and stiffed him to the tune of $70,824.09. The suit alleges six charges including breach of contract, intentional misrepresentation, and negligent misrepresentation.
It remains to be seen if Dykstra will respond to the suit with the same verve he displayed last year when told he stiffed a private jet company $7,000: "That's my fucking ashtray money
This suit, it would figure, represents 10 astrays.