Douche of the Week: Sham WOW

Oh, Vince. Vince, Vince, Vince. We always wondered when you would reveal the true inner creep lurking behind your wincing one-eyed exterior. Fortunately for us, that story has broken today.

Meet Vince Shlomi. You may recognize him as the television pitchman behind ShamWow and the Slap Chop- or as a character from a nightmare you’ve had, either one. Shlomi is the high-energy promoter behind two products peddled on television in the U.S. The kind of products that you can’t live without- and wait, you get two for the price of one!!

To be honest, I’m not really sure why anyone would hire this weird, creepy man to promote their products on national television, but they did and surprise!, he has issues.

The gossip website The Smoking Gun broke a story this morning revealing that Shlomi is being sued by his former assistant, 23 year old Jennifer Kosinski, for civil battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The details of course are much more explicit- aka he tried to force her to be his “love slave”, offered to pay her money to sleep in the same bed with him, and -wait for it- “$20,000 and a paid one month vacation for her parents to travel the world in exchange for her eggs”. Yes, like her lady eggs. Super creative workplace harassment and bribery right?

               

Again, not sure why anyone would have trusted this man to be anything but a creepster. But, then again, I didn’t invent the towel that holds 20 times its weight in liquid.

To read the full article on The Smoking Gun click here.

To view Shlomi in his ShamWow infomercial click here. Trust us, you want to watch the video.

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