JIMMY Carr is being sued by his own father, according to MirrorOnline. The publication reports Jim Carr Snr is "sick and tired" of the "false characterisation" the 8 Out Of 10 Cats host presents of his dad.
They told how tensions escalated between stand-up Jimmy, 50, and Jim, 77, after the publication of the funnyman's memoir, Before and Laughter.
A source told MirrorOnline Jim has taken legal action and said: "The last thing Jim wanted to do was take his own son to court, but enough is enough. "He's sick and tired of this false characterisation of himself that is being presented. "Jimmy's snide comments about his dad have been going on for years.
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