Former Toronto Maple Leafs player Mike Zigomanis has won a lawsuit against D’Angelo Brands after the company terminated its promotional contract with him over a nude photo scandal.
The company also cited Zigomanis’ demotion to a minor league team as a reason it terminated the contract. Zigomanis played the first eight games of the 2010-2011 season for the Maple Leafs before being sent down to the team’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Toronto Marlies.
Zigomanis sued for wrongful termination and demanded $162,000 in unpaid income.
The contract contained a termination clause that gave D’Angelo the right to termination if Zigomanis was convicted of a crime, spoke ill of the company in public, or committed “any act which shocks, insults of offends the community, or which has the effect of ridiculing public morals and decency.”