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Marvel's Ike Perlmutter Pushed in Court for Documents About Trump Lobbying

Now, Peerenboom is hunting for any evidence of undue influence that Perlmutter has exerted on law enforcement and the Trump Administration. He’s also seeking communications between Perlmutter and Cohen, who pled guilty and is set to serve three years in prison for campaign finance crimes in connection with pay-offs to two women who allegedly had affairs with Trump. At a deposition, Perlmutter appears to have admitted to talking to Cohen about his litigation with Peerenboom. The court documents also reference an email to Cohen on Dec. 29, 2018, which has been designated as “confidential” by Marvel.

Ike writing an email to Michael Cohen and Marvel deeming it "confidential" has a variety of implications that it'd be stupid of me to try to read like tea leaves, but that's sure as shit going to get interesting.

For those who don't care about the palace intrigue of two major Hollywood studios merging into one and further eliminating competition and watering down movies into "product", Ike Perlmutter is one of the absolute worst people involved in the comics business. If this sort of high-profile litigation helps further limit his influence, or hopefully leads to shoving him out of the Chairmanship, great. More importantly, it'd be great to lock the guy up for decades of bribery and plutocrat-grade malfeasance.

The Kasowitz team (currently defending Trump in the defamation case from a former Apprentice contestant) tells the judge these communications are “clearly relevant” and are also seeking any gifts to law enforcement. In support of the latter demand, Peerenboom’s lawyers point to how a bribery probe being conducted in New York recently revealed that a New York Police Department detective had helped Perlmutter renew a license for a gun. The cop got tickets to premieres of Marvel movies.

Nothing like using NYPD officers as errand boys.