Sex and the City Puts Boston Promoters in a Hot Seat

It seems almost everyone tried to cash in on the hoopla surrounding the Sex and the City movie, even Boston club promoters. According to The New York Post today, six promoters are being sued by HBO over fake cease-and-desist letters and emails that ordered Boston venues to cancel Sex-related events and parties.

Apparently the defendants (currently unidentified) used HBO stationery and copied signatures of the cable company's execs to try and edge out the competition, “to create the false impression that there was only one sanctioned event in Boston that would take place May 30,” states the lawsuit. Filed in Manhattan federal court, the suit is claiming trademark infringement and unfair competition.