LOS ANGELES - A group of 26 parents have filed a class action lawsuit with the Los Angeles County district attorney's office against James Christian Kimmel, 43, the host of the late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live.
According to The Tinsel Town Times Tribune which broke the story Mr. Kimmel asked his viewing audience to tell their kids that they had taken their Halloween Trick or Treat candy downtown and sold it to get some money to buy some vegetables which are actually better for them than hard, yucky candy.
He asked that they put the videos on YouTube for everyone to enjoy laughing at the little kids who would understandably be crying uncontrollably.
The day after Halloween when the videos, which are being referred to by their legal terms as Peoples Exhibits 1 through 26, were shown on Jimmy Kimmel Live dozens of kids were seen weeping, sobbing, crying, screaming, and breaking things such as ashtrays, expensive vases, dishes, and in two cases bottles of imported Italian wine.
According to LaTuna LaTundra of 5T many of the parents that she interviewed reported having to take their children to Hospital Emergency Rooms due to extreme cases of trauma.
One little six-year-old boy, identified as Timmy "Tickle-Tickle" Talabrini actually cut his right foot after he had gotten so mad that he kicked his parents pit bull Spike in the mouth.
A hospital spokesperson said that Timmy is doing fine and should be released in about four days. He did point out that when he gets home the organization for the ethical treatment of animals plans to pay Timmy and his parents a visit since the word is that Spike's left cheek has a visible bruise.
A spokesperson for Kimmel said that the talk show host is insisting that he did not physically hold a gun to the heads of the parents and tell them to lie to their bratty brats.
Meanwhile the spokesperson for Jimmy Kimmel added that the talk show host did note that he thinks that the $26 million lawsuit, which comes out to $1 million per family, is somewhat on the excessive side.