Howie Mandel Hit With Lawsuit After Prank Went Too Far

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January 31, 2014 | 3:56am EST

Comedian Howie Mandel has been hit with a lawsuit after a prank in a Los Angeles restaurant went too far and caused more than $100,000 worth of damage.
The TV personality serves as the executive producer to hidden camera show Deal With It, and during a prank held in California eaterie Cowboys and Turbans last October, the restaurant owner was left stunned after seeing all the damage left behind by cast and crew.
In the scene, a hired actress was told to shout expletives, jump up and down on expensive Moroccan titles and shatter dishes, according to the lawsuit obtained by
The owner claims the production also ruined a Yamaha piano, furniture, and patio heaters, amounting to a total of $103,408 worth of damages.
The owner is suing Mandel and bosses at both his production company and the TBS network, on which the series airs.