The Mercury is taking up donations to bail Lee Perlman out of jail. We will match donations one for one up to $500, to cover the Hollywood Star News reporter's $1000 bail, and if he gets out before this weekend, all the money will be donated to Perlman's legal defense. If for some reason Perlman refuses the money, your donation will be refunded. No joke.

The district attorney's office will not be prosecuting Lee Perlman, and so he has respectfully declined your generous help for money to assist in legal fees. If you made a donation, your money is being returned as we speak. Thanks for your generosity!