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John Mayer Sues Charlie Sheen's Friend Over Fake Watches

By Aditi Mukherji, JD on March 19, 2014 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

John Mayer is suing Charlie Sheen's best friend, a watch dealer to the stars, who allegedly sold seven fake Rolex watches to the singer.

Mayer claims he bought $656,000 in counterfeit watches from Sheen's pal, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The cheesy legal reality: From Canal Street in NYC to Hollywood, phony Rolex watches crop up time and time again.

Fake Rolex Watches

In 2007, Mayer purchased his first of seven Rolex watches from Maron, a broker and expert on "important" watches primarily by Rolex and Patek Philippe, according to the lawsuit.

In 2010, Mayer sent one of the Rolexes to Rolex for servicing. The Swiss company informed Mayer that the watch he had sent them "was not authentic in all respects" -- some of the parts in the watch were not Rolex parts. When Mayer confronted Maron about the watch, Maron apologized and gave him a refund.

Mayer went on to buy more watches from Maron to the tune of about $5,000,000. But after finding out that seven of the watches were allegedly counterfeit, Mayer filed his lawsuit.

Fool Mayer Twice, Get Sued

It seems Mayer and Maron were close friends and the singer genuinely trusted him. But you can't help but think of the saying, "fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me."

Nevertheless, Mayer is seeking $656,000 -- the purchase price paid for the seven watches -- plus interest and damages for five causes of action, including fraud, breach of oral contract and negligent misrepresentation.

Phony Rolex watches are pretty common. Some, like the ones sold on Canal Street in NYC, are more obvious than others. Pro-tip to Mayer: "Pawn Stars" has a YouTube video on how to spot 'em.

If Maron knew the Rolexes were counterfeit, his Mayer mayhem is only the beginning of his legal problems. He could face hefty criminal charges for trafficking counterfeit goods.

Maron sold his BFF, actor Charlie Sheen, more than $10,000,000 in luxury watches. According to Sheen, "[Maron] truly is, in my opinion, the market maker," reports The Hollywood Reporter.

We'll just have to wait and see whether that sentiment will stand the test of time -- and appraisals and lawsuits.

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