EXCLUSIVE: Lenny Dkystra – Sues Ex-Employee Accusing Him Deleting His Twitter Followers
The Dirty can exclusively reveal baseball legend Lenny Dykstra has slapped his former employee with a federal lawsuit … accusing him of breaching the contract they signed by blocking and deleting his followers on his Twitter account and it’s caused him harm.
Dykstra was sued by his former partner and social media manager, Noah Scheinmann, in Federal Court last year. He explained the ex-All Star hired him to work on promotion for his memoir “House of Nails”. Dykstra praised Scheinmann to his publisher HarperCollins telling them the man was “the driving force behind my brand”.
The man described how he worked 18-hour days for Dykstra which entailed masterminding and ghostwriting his Twitter account, answering messages and calls, advising the MLB star and dealing with the fallout from his “boorish behavior” …. only to fire him without paying him $76k for work done and screwing him out of promised bonuses from the book sales.
Dykstra now is firing back at his former employee denying any wrongdoing and demanding the entire suit be thrown out with the man not awarded a dime. Lenny says he held up his end of the agreement but his ex-employee began making improper requests and demanding more compensation than they agreed to per the contract.
He says after he refused to pay him more money, the man blocked and deleted his followers on his Twitter and as a result he claims he’s been damaged … and he is suing his former employee for breach of contract demanding unspecified damages.