As the ongoing beef over Barstool Sports' "Call Her Daddy" podcast has boiled over into the public forum, some powerful names in entertainment are apparently trying to throw their weight around and take sides ... which is exactly how Justin Bieber's manager learned a valuable lesson.
To get caught up -- Barstool Sports originally signed a deal with "Call Her Daddy" co-hosts Alex Cooper and Sofia Franklyn to host a raunchy sex show that ended up skyrocketing in popularity. The ladies wanted to re-negotiate their deals as they built a loyal following and entered back into negotiations with Barstool and its founder Dave Portnoy.
Apparently at the same time, Franklyn's boyfriend, an HBO sports executive named Peter Nelson, aka 'Suitman,' was shopping the podcast to other networks, even though Barstool owned all the intellectual property. The move didn't sit well with Portnoy, who has been on a public crusade against Nelson for days.