Merv Griffin's Company Sues Ed McMahon

Court documents show a company founded by Merv Griffin is suing Ed McMahon for a $100,000 loan it claims has gone unpaid.

Ed McMahon and his wife, Pam Hurn, arrive for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008. Court documents show a company founded by television icon Merv Griffin is suing Ed McMahon for a $100,000 loan it claims has gone unpaid. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Court documents show a company founded by Merv Griffin is suing Ed McMahon for a $100,000 loan it claims has gone unpaid.

The Griffin Group Inc. claims it loaned the money to McMahon, Johnny Carson's sidekick on the "Tonight" show, in 2005. The company filed the suit on Thursday and states that none of the loan has been repaid.

McMahon's publicist didn't directly address the lawsuit, instead asking, "Anybody wanna buy a nice house in The Summit?"

The quote is an allusion to McMahon's hilltop home, which is facing foreclosure. The former pitchman also faces numerous other lawsuits filed on behalf of creditors.

Griffin, the longtime talk-show host who created "Jeopardy" and "Wheel of Fortune," died in 2007.

The lawsuit is seeking repayment of the money, with interest and attorney fees.

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