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Los Angeles, CA. -- The Meth Dealers of America, known as the MDA, has sued Jerry Lewis and the Muscular Dystrophy Association for trademark infringement and unfair business practices, seeking over $1.2 billion in damages. In its lawsuit, the meth dealers association demand roughly half of monies raised since 1955 by the charitable organization famous for its telethon hosted by Jerry Lewis, known until recently as the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon.
Myron Ribbets, long time meth dealer from Irvine, California and current president of what he calls “the real MDA,” said his organization was formed in 1948, before the Muscular Dystrophy Association was established. Ribbets was adamant that his organization has been wronged “The MDA was established as a trade association to make the public aware of the plight of the average meth dealer, and to raise money for those meth dealers who were struggling to keep food on the table for their families. Then this Johnny-come-lately Muscular Dystrophy Association steals our name, our logo and even our catchy Jerry’s Kids phrase. We feel robbed.”
The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles District Court alleges that many of the donations received by the Muscular Dystrophy Association may have been intended for struggling meth dealers, not for medical research to find a cure for the crippling disease which affects thousands of adults and children, or for medical and community services for those affected by the disease. Ribbets added “With all the confusion, who’s to say many of those callers donating money didn’t intend to give money to our organization? And who’s to say those patrons dropping change in the 7-Eleven cups weren’t thinking, yeah, I feel for that poor meth dealer, here’s my change buddy.”
A spokesperson for the Muscular Dystrophy Association stated they were shocked to learn about the lawsuit and intend to vigorously fight the case. Not all meth dealers support the lawsuit, however. Bruce Brown, on behalf of the National Association of Methamphetamine Manufacturers and Dealers, issued a statement “We at the NAMMD oppose the MDA lawsuit, and we regret that this is just the kind of stuff that’s going to give meth dealers a bad name.”