"Flying Rabbi" Sues Jimmy Kimmel Over YouTube Video
Posted on Tue Dec 14, 2010 02:36 PM PDT

Kimmelrabbi200.jpgNEW YORK, New York (X17online) - Jimmy Kimmel performed a short video sketch back in August spoofing Lebron James's consultation with rabbi-to-the-stars Yishayahu Yosef Pinto.

Kimmel told viewers he had also met with Pinto, and proceeded to play a video edited to make it seem as if the talk-show host was listening to an Orthodox Jew on a Yiddish tirade.

Dovid Sandek, a Brooklyn resident known as "The Flying Rabbi", saw the video and has just filed a lawsuit against Kimmel for illegally copying his likeness. Sandek is technically not a Rabbi, but there are several videos on the Internet posted by the Brooklyn man, which appear similar to the comedian's sketch.

"Jimmy Kimmel has caused me difficulty and pain. Now they think I'm a joke, a comedian," Sandek expressed to the Post.