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Woman Sues Andy Garcia for Stealing Hubby's Life

9/13/2007 9:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A California woman is suing Andy Garcia for $2.5 million, for allegedly using her husband's life without consent as the basis of the movie "The Lost City."
Andy Garcia

In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in L.A. Superior Court, Carol Lee Shulman is suing Garcia for "research without permission and marketing of life's events for profit without consent."


Shulman claims that the life of her husband, Eddie "Shu" Shulman, was the basis for the 2005 Garcia directed film about a wealthy family torn apart by Fidel Castro's Marxist revolution. In the lawsuit, Shulman says her husband was a saxophone player who was exiled for freedom of expression from Cuba, after Castro took over in 1958. In the movie, Garcia (who was born in Cuba) plays a nightclub owner who flees the Caribbean island after Castro assumes power.

Mrs. Shulman is asking for $1.5 million in royalties and another $1 million for punitive damages.

A rep for Garcia was not immediately reached for comment.
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Desease control    

Now whos stoned?

2600 days ago
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Desease control    

COUNT ME IN.........

2600 days ago
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Desease control    

It happens !

call me Jen

2600 days ago
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Desease control    

Teenage Munte Turetl waste land..

so figgin happy

2600 days ago
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Desease control    

HITS FROM THE BONG !

2600 days ago
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Desease control    

toke it smoke it cheatch

2600 days ago
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Desease control    

man someone stole my weed




2600 days ago
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NdiAce    

Are you serious? Okay tell me the connection: Her husband was an exiled saxaphone player and the character was an exiled night club owner. Please Mrs. Shulman, if you were cuban back at the beginning of the regime chances are you were exiled for expression. Your husband was not the only musician, artist, etc....Celia Cruz, remember her?

Let's not be greedy.

2600 days ago
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me    

Give her back to Castro.

2600 days ago
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Taiana    

Is this lady Cuban?, I don't think so. Let me tell to Mrs. Shuman that that could the story of hundreds of Cuban families, families destroyed by Castro's regime. Musicias, physicians, lawyers, teachers, simple everyday people; thousands of persons who had to leave the Country, leaving behind family, friends, loved ones. This story is not unique may look similar to your husband's life the same way it is similar to my next door neighbor's life and also what happened to my cousin' husband's family . If everybody is going to be suing por any similarity to their lives, it will be not enough Courts to handle the avalanch...

2600 days ago
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Mrs. Harvey Levin    

That would be along the lines of every girl in the trailer park suing Britney because she stole their EVERYTHING - get a life lady!!!

2600 days ago
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anonymous    

LOL THE BITCH WANTS MONEY!!!!!!!! ALL MOVIES SOUND LIKE SOMEBODY'S LIVES!!!!

2600 days ago
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Terry    


Did you ever hear a song and say to yourself how did the writer know me so well?
lmao this is really desperate.

2600 days ago
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THS    

2599 days ago
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rudewaitress    

If anyone is anywhere near this loon, would you please bitch-slap her for me??? Many thanks in advance.

2599 days ago
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