Thursday, February 22, 2024

Charlie Sheen’s Watch Dealer BFF Sued by John Mayer Over Fake Rolexes


Remember Charlie Sheen’s big meltdown, #WINNING, and all that? The guy at his side all the time was his BFF then, Bob Maron. Maron is the watch dealer to the stars in Hollywood, selling them ridiculously high priced trinkets.

Well, singer-guitar player John Mayer is suing Maron. He alleges that among the $5 million worth of Rolex watches– yes, five million dollars worth of timepieces–he’s found that they all have fake parts.

Mayer discovered this, he says in a lawsuit filed yesterday, when he sent 7 of  the watches to Rolex for cleaning and repairs. Rolex told him they were, essentially, counterfeits. Now he wants $656,000 back for the ones that weren’t kosher.

According to the complaint, Maron became a close buddy of Mayer’s, taking family trips with him and going on tour with him. His watch dealer.

Sound familiar? Maron was velcro’d to Charlie Sheen during his descent into madness a few years ago. He answered all calls, set up all deals, ran his Twitter accounts. When Sheen made his famous “broadcasts” from Live Stream, it was Maron calling the shots.

I am always surprised when I see clueless celebs letting certain people into their inner circles. You know it’s going to end badly. I’ve seen it with everyone from Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson to a lot of today’s biggest stars.

Back when all that was happening I wrote a story about Maron making money off of, all people, Gandhi.

Mayer’s complaint notes that Maron has always held himself out as a graduate of Harvard University and of UCLA Law School.

Maybe Charlie Sheen should have all the watches Maron sold him checked out too.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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