FAT-CAT ANTI-CAPITALIST MULTI-MILLIONAIRE MICHAEL MOORE WANTS EVEN MORE MOOLAH!
Michael Moore says Weinstein brothers owe him millions for ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’
The Weinsteins and their company promised but failed to deliver on a 50-50 split of profits for the movie, Moore says in the complaint filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court.
In 2008 Moore conducted an audit for the film, which so far has grossed more than $222 million worldwide, the suit says. The audit allegedly revealed “highly irregular accounting practices,” including charges for the cost of private jets to fly one of the Weinsteins and his assistant to Europe.
The Weinsteins also deducted $1.2 million from profits for advertising costs that they never incurred, Moore says.
Bert Fields, an attorney for the Weinsteins, dismissed the allegations in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. “The Weinsteins have paid everything they should have paid,” Fields said. “Mr. Moore has received a huge amount of money from the film and we believe he is overreaching. He should be ashamed of himself.”
The lawsuit seeks damages for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and constructive fraud. Moore is represented by Larry Stein, Edward A. Klein and Daniel R. Gutenplan of Linder Grode Stein Yankelevitz Sunshine Regenstreif & Taylor in Los Angeles. The defense attorney is Bert Fields of Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger in Los Angeles.
Westside Productions LLC v. Fellowship Adventure Group LLC et al., No. BC454501, complaint filed (Cal. Super. Ct., L.A. County Feb. 7, 2011).