Susan Sarandon named as co-defendant in lawsuit against her young boyfriend

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For all the vehement denials issued by Susan Sarandon’s reps – and even her mom – it looks like the rumor about her young entrepreneur boyfriend may be true. The Oscar-winning actress has been pulled into a court dispute between Jonathan Bricklin, with whom Sarandon has been spending a great deal of time since her split with Tim Robbins, and his business partners at an upscale ping pong club in NYC. Bricklin’s partners have named Susan Sarandon as a witness – and possibly a little bit more.

Susan Sarandon — who recently separated from Tim Robbins — is caught in the middle of a legal battle involving her new boyfriend, Jonathan Bricklin, and his two biggest investors in SPiN, the pingpong club in the Flatiron District.

The majority investors in SPiN, Bill Mack and Iwona Herdzik, claim in a suit filed last week in Manhattan Supreme Court that the club’s founders — Bricklin, Andrew Gordon and Franck Raharinosy — have frozen them out of the business.

Mack and Herdzik, who together poured more than $1.5 million into SPiN, allege that Bricklin, Gordon and Raharinosy issued additional shares of the company to third parties without their approval, mismanaged SPiN’s finances and threatened to shut the club and file bankruptcy.

Not in the suit are statements sources made to Page Six that Bricklin and minority partner Sarandon, who invested $50,000 in the club, are in cahoots to run the business without consulting Mack and Herdzik. The sources say Sarandon and Bricklin met at a Naked Pingpong party in February, 2008, and later became romantically involved as they worked on a video for Robbins’ 50th birthday. Sarandon’s rep did not respond to a request for comment.

Herdzik and Mack claim they tried to resolve things through arbitration, but Bricklin and his fellow co-founders allegedly refused and threatened to close the club and give the keys to SPiN’s landlord — which would have lost the investors all their money.

A rep for SPiN responded: “Bill and Iwona attempted to take control of SPiN New York, but the judge flatly denied that request. There is zero truth to the allegations that the club is seeking bankruptcy protection.

“They tried to work out their differences with Bill and Iwona over a heated table tennis match at SPiN, but they ended up in court, which is a lot less fun.”

[From Page Six]

Hmm. Naked Ping Pong. Now that’s an icebreaker! This guy might be fun for now, and Susan is probably getting her groove back and all, but there seems to be some baggage accompanying this relationship in the form of a bad business deal that is about to get a lot uglier. It would be nice if Susan could step away from all this cougar/table tennis/boy toy drama and get in front of a movie camera again. She’s way too classy a lady to get dragged down by this stuff.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Respectfully, she attends “Naked Ping Pong” parties, and allegedly has affairs with the person she hired to make a video FOR HER HUSBAND and we’re going to claim she’s “classy?”

  2. Firestarter says:

    @Anonymous- Exactly!

    If it were anyone else, people would be whistling a different tune.

  3. hatsumomo says:

    I know, Anonymous. But no matter what may come out about her,alot of hard-core horribly misguided-issue feminists will back her no matter what comes out. I used to really like Susan(and Tim) but now, I just cant look at her with the same respect. I just fundamentally don’t jive with the whole ‘men leave their partners for younger piece so its ok for women to do the same’ mentality. Its wrong to do so on both sides. Just because a woman does it still dont make it ‘cool’ or ‘hip’ or ‘she’s getting hers’.

  4. Lee says:

    I assume, Hatsumoto, that you’re trying to stir it up, with that linking of “feminism” and “unfaithfulness”. Hello! One has nothing to do with the other. Sarandon’s behaviour has nothing to do with the issues feminists tend to be concerned with – which nowadays are more issues of human rights than anything else: the right to be educated; the right to not be a burning bride or the victim of female genital mutilation – you know light-weight issues like that – not serious things such as middle-aged philandering by people of either sex!

  5. snapdragon says:

    she looks gorgeous. that is all.

  6. hatsumomo says:

    No No No, not trying to stir things up, just pointing to the obvious. When this story first broke a lot of chicks were saying its about time a woman does what men have been doing and she could do no wrong and how classy she is. As I recall, alot of posters on here too were saying ‘she’s getting hers, way to go Susan’. I’m just saying women are going to eat this shit up and still grin about it and say its ok. And you can click on the lick above ‘even her mom’ and find my earlier comment. I was #19.

  7. Nikki says:

    Is it just me or does her boyfriend look like he could be Tim Robbins’ son? Or am I thinking of Timmothy Hutton?

  8. Anne says:

    susan is a fine actress and pretty woman. i really don’t like when people bash her because she found beautiful young man. go susan!! she only wants to be happy.

  9. Tess says:

    Did anyone see her present at the Critic’s Choice Awards?

    She wore low heels with ankle staps…Awful things, made her look like a middle aged lady with plump legs.

    You can run, but you can’t always hide.

  10. la chica says:

    this is embarassing for this 63-year-old with children. does she have grandchildren yet? wow. what a sad way to age. i feel bad for Tim Robbins and for the rest of her family.

  11. t says:

    Nikki…I was thinking the same thing. He looks like a younger version of Tim Robbins!

  12. princess pea says:

    @ Anne – I don’t know. Do you feel the same need to defend Mel Gibson? He found a beautiful young woman, and he only wants to be happy. I think I agree with hatsumomo on this.

  13. jaundicemachine says:

    Well said, Lee.

    And as much as I’d love to believe that a Hollywood couple like Susan and Tim could be “the real deal”, the reality is they probably just had better PR than most.

    Or, like many “real deal” couples, they could have *gasp* grew apart. I’m not condoning affairs, but I also don’t believe in staying in a loveless relationship for the sake of familiarity. If both people don’t work at their relationship, it will fall apart and people will start to look for a way out. I guess the novel idea that a person ought to be happy is a distinctly “feminist” idea, an interesting caveat I was unaware of.

  14. BitterBetty says:

    If she’s boinking a guy she worked with while she was still married, odds are she probably cheated with him. =/

    I will give her the benefit of the doubt until I know for sure she’s really dating this idiot. she’s earned it.

  15. Maritza says:

    She was classy until she hooked up with this much younger guy. I wonder what her kids think about all this? I feel sorry for Tim, I hope he finds himself some beautiful young chick just to let Susan know how it feels.

  16. juiceinla says:

    Oh I like Lee- sassy! I tend to agree, not a lot of class going on here. Not a lot of class ever seems to come of a cheating scenario…

    What concerns me more is that no one besides me thinks that an “upscale ping pong club ” is Sign No. 678 of the Apocalypse.

  17. pickelhaube says:

    If this is what makes Susan happy, then more power to her…however I find it kinda desperate and sad to see a distinguished older woman lusting after young men like she does. It is her life and her choice, but it’s still kinda creepy to me. I’m sure I’m hypocritical though since my husband is 12 years older than I am, and double standards or not, I am not as grossed out when it’s older men with younger women. I don’t know why but I think it’s just undignified when it’s a woman. But hey, it’s her life and whatever floats her boat, I guess….but I cannot imagine wanting someone younger than me. What would I possibly have in common with them? I cannot imagine wanting to have sex with someone I cannot talk to, but I suppose there are those who can and do. Whatever, man!

  18. canadianchick says:

    @juiceinla heeehhee re the apocalypse.

    Her boytoy wanted some MILF to pay for his pingpong and now his legal woes. Oh Susan cut your losses and run for it while you still have time!

  19. Popcorny says:

    Yep, my take on Susan is turning for the worse.
    After seeing the beauty and elegance of Meryl “T-Bone” Streep, swears and all, Susan gets uglier (inside and out) by the day/article.
    I don’t see her as independent (probably never was) I see her as desperate and insecure.
    She’s not aging well, inside or out.

  20. jess says:

    Naked is a brand of juice, and judging by the fact that its capitalized, id go out on a limb and say they sponsored it, not that people were playing naked

  21. Jen says:

    I’ve seen previous articles (here, I thought?) stating that no one was actually naked at the pingpong parties. I don’t know if it’s an endorsement, as Jess says, but there were clothes present from what I’ve read.

    Why does everyone assume she was cheating?

    As well, since when is the media correct on what’s happening? Why does she look worse because of these articles? Wow, there are a lot of assumptions going on here.

  22. Catherine says:

    Looks like Susan is getting a second chance at sowing her wild oats. I wish her the best.

  23. Rory says:

    Susan is an amazing person she does not need her name to be soiled by this baby. I hope Susan can get out of this mess and maybe back to her husband.

    This reminds me of the story of the 60yr old female Politician in Ireland who gave £50,000 to her 19yr old boyfriend.

    She then tried to commit suicide and her politician husband as basically lost his job used to the fact the money exchanged was not known to the Tax office and the goverment

  24. DrM says:

    @ Lee you said it! As a feminist I take real offence to the insinuation that all feminists are unfaithful man eaters who can’t keep their knickers up. Whatever choices Ms Sarandon makes about her relationship or where she puts herself, well that’s up to her and it has NOTHING to do with feminism. Please. I have a friend who is a staunch church-going,stay at home mum who makes clear to everyone when we’re together that she is ‘not a feminist’, and she’s on her third affair with a man ten years younger. So if I use the afore-mentioned logic… this would by default mean that all church-going stay at home mums are adulterers. Right.

  25. SammyHammy says:

    I have always thought she was trashy. This just proves it.

  26. eternalcanadian says:

    tacky. so very tacky!

  27. Pia says:

    This title is entirely misleading. Is she named as a co-defendant or subpoenaed to testify as a witness? I call shenanigans!