Michael Moore filed a lawsuit on Monday in a Los Angeles court against Harvey and Bob Weinstein alleging they intentionally hid $2.7 million in profits from his most famous 2004 documentary Farenheit 9/11. Moore has already made over $19 million in profits from the documentary.
Moore now says the Weinstein brothers’ used deceptive financial statements and clever accounting tricks to keep more money than they were entitled to. The Weinstein brothers question Moore’s motive and timing, pointing to the fact that Moore is suing at a time when their latest movie, The King’s Speech, was just nominated for an Academy Award for best picture.
Moore’s lawyer fired back stating Moore has been a filmmaker for over twenty years and has never sued anyone, indicating the seriousness of the matter.
Looks like Moore and the Weinstein brothers won’t be working together any time soon.
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