CEO Calls Alex Rodriguez A ‘Ruthless Clout Chaser’ In Scathing Rant After Failed Reality TV Show Joint Venture

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Alex Rodriguez transformed himself from the biggest pariah in professional sports to beloved public figure who guys respect, moms adore, and J-Lo bones. His evolution from cheater guy to genuine guy will always baffle me.

But, A-Rod’s newly-polished squeaky clean image took a hit this week when David Weintraub, president and CEO of DWE Entertainment, attempted to expose the former Yankee for be a fraud.

Weintraub is threatening legal action over a joint reality TV show venture in which Rodriguez misrepresented himself for the sole purpose of advancing his career and honing his image.

In a series of since-deleted Instagram posts that were obtained by Page Six, Weintraub calls Rodriguez a “ruthless clout chaser” and claims he is only “pretending” to be a financial adviser on CNBC’s “Back in the Game,” a program that pairs Rodriguez with “athletes and entertainers who’ve fallen on hard times and need help getting back on their feet,” according to the network.

“Alex has gone above and beyond to fake and act his role as being a helper/investor/businessman on this show and has truly showed his true colors & disingenuous intentions to steal ideas & diminish people reputations & businesses through the confines of this program to better his own celebrity and pretend to be an expert in marketing and investing which he is not,” Weintraub claimed, claiming Jennifer Lopez’s fiancé is wearing an earpiece and taking notes because he has “no idea what he is talking about.”

He also claimed that the show is “totally scripted” and is “being pawned off” as a reality show.

Rodriguez hasn’t publicly responded to Weintraub’s claims.

[h/t Page Six]

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