SEARCH

Entries in Golden Voice (3)

Monday
Aug222011

'Golden Voice' Ted Williams Files Lawsuit in Contract Dispute

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Ted Williams, the homeless man who became an Internet star early this year thanks to his "golden voice," has filed a lawsuit against three people that he claims took advantage of his addictions to cut themselves a sweet deal, reports TMZ.

Williams alleges that defendants Zev Suissa, Randy Thomas and Joe Cipriano convinced him to sign a "one-sided, onerous, burdensome, non-negotiated and blatantly unfair" deal that gives them the majority of any money he earns.

Williams explains in court papers that when he inked the deal he was dealing with "significant drug and alcohol abuse" issues and was "totally incapable of understanding what was happening to him or handling his own affairs."  He is asking a judge to void the contract.

Williams became a household name after The Columbus Dispatch posted a video online of him showcasing his deep radio voice, which immediately landed him a gig as an announcer for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese TV commercials.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Friday
May062011

Homeless Man with 'Golden Voice' Ted Williams Goes Back to Rehab

ABC News(SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas) -- Ted Williams, the homeless man who became an Internet star early this year thanks to his "golden voice," is giving rehab another try.

His manager tells TMZ.com that Williams was expected to return to the Origins Recovery Center in Texas Thursday and begin a 90-day program.  He previously spent less than two weeks there in January.

Williams became a household name after The Columbus Dispatch posted a video online of him showcasing his deep radio voice, which immediately landed him a gig as an announcer for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese TV commercials.  He fell off the wagon almost as quickly as he landed the job.

Williams has a book and a reality show in the works, though both projects have been postponed while he receives treatment in rehab.´╗┐

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Sunday
Jan302011

'Golden Pipes' Memorabilia Scores $355 at Auction

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- A rare piece of Americana fetched a shockingly low amount of cash when it was put up on the auction block this week.

Ted Williams’ tent, the former home of the once-homeless man with the “golden pipes,” sold for just $355 on eBay this week.

TMZ reports the auction was commissioned by the man with whom Williams shared the tent.

No word on what the lucky winner plans to do with it, but TMZ reports the profits from the sale will go to an Ohio charity that supports the homeless.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio´╗┐







ABC News Radio