Archive Page - 08/16/13 41 years, 2,180 covers and 55,277 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
- RHOA Reunion: Did Apollo Ever Get Physical with Phaedra?
- The Style Top 5: Gigi Hadid Shares Her Beauty Don'ts, Blake Lively's Million Dollar Style Week and More
- Daytime Emmys Awards 2015: And the Winners Are ...
- Game of Thrones Recap: 'High Sparrow'
- KUWTK: Rob Says Scott's Drunken Antics Have Him Acting 'Crazy'
On Newsstands Now
- Matthew McConaughey: In His Own Words
- Jessa Duggar's Wedding Album
- Brittany Maynard's Final Days
Pick up your copy on newsstands
Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine
People Top 5
LAST UPDATE: Tuesday February 10, 2015 01:10PM EST
PEOPLE Top 5 are the most-viewed stories on the site over the past three days, updated every 60 minutes
- June 20, 1988
- Vol. 29
- No. 24
Putting Paul Newman in a Legal Pickle, a Deli Owner Tries to Take a Bite Out of His Food Company
At issue is Newman's Own, the food company that has donated $15 million (the bulk of its profits, minus expenses) from popcorn, salad dressing, spaghetti sauce and lemonade sales to charities since 1982. Julius Gold, owner of a deli in Westport, Conn, (where Newman lives), is seeking 8 percent of the company's stock. "In 1979 [when Newman's Own was forming] I contributed my business and marketing knowledge," says Gold, 64, "and was promised the stock as compensation." Company President Newman denies any verbal agreement existed.
The proceedings stayed relatively calm until the third day of testimony. Attempting to prove that other principals have made money, Gold's lawyer accused Newman's partners, author A.E. (Papa Hemingway) Hotchner, 67, and his wife, Ursula, 44, of drawing "hundreds of thousands of dollars...out of this corporation." The claim isn't entirely incorrect—A.E. makes more than $100,000 a year as treasurer; Ursula, $50,000 as vice president—but the Hotchners say the income is justifed. "I feel hurt because I developed this business," says Ursula. "When we started we had no money. I vacuumed the office. I cleaned the garbage cans, which I would never do at home."
The insinuation of wrongdoing really irked Newman, who jumped up and moved toward Gold's attorney until he was stopped by his own lawyer. While Newman muttered "son of a bitch" under his breath, the rival attorneys embarked on a shouting match before the standing-room-only crowd of 50. Court was then adjourned.
Though the trial is scheduled to end this week, its repercussions seem likely to last. Ursula says she is planning to sue Gold for defamation of character. "The pastrami business," she says of Gold's motives, "must be very bad."
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
The most buzzed about stars this minute!