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Richard D: Daddy Screwed Me out of "Jaws" $$$

8/8/2008 8:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Richard Dreyfuss is suing his father and his uncle, claiming they betrayed his trust by refusing to repay an $870,000 loan.
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According to the suit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Dreyfuss says back in 1984, daddy Norman and Uncle Gilbert had a partnership going. They allegedly went to Richard, who by then was a hugely successful and wealthy actor, and said they needed him to help "the family in a crisis." According to the suit, the crisis involved an office building the partnership owned in downtown L.A.

Richard claims he bit the bait and loaned them $870,000. He says for the next 24 years, he was jacked around. Gilbert, who is a lawyer, allegedly refused to pony up the tax returns and financial statements of the partnerships. It all came to a head in either late 2007 or early 2008, when Richard supposedly asked about repayment and Gilbert said, "You can't get it."

So it's Goodbye Dad. Richard is suing for the $870,000 loan, interest and punitive damages.

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1.

keeer    

BOOHOOO

2180 days ago
2.

SushiMusubi    

geeze, go make a movie....that'll make up the difference.

be glad you still have your dad. some of us don't have our parents, yet alone....to sue.

2180 days ago
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thats right    

isn't there a statute of limitations?

2180 days ago
4.

TKelly    

Boo hoo is right. Come on - let it go! He's your dad!!!!!!!

2180 days ago
5.

jb    

HE TRUSTED A LAWYER? I DON'T CARE IF IT'S FAMILY OR NOT.

2180 days ago
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jb    

SUE YOUR DAD AND UNCLE - IF THEY WERE TRULY CARING FAMILY THEY WOULD HAVE WORKED WITH YOU AT GETTING YOUR MONEY RETURNED. YOU'RE A GROWN MAN, YOU LEFT THE NEST A LONG TIME AGO. THIS ISN'T PERSONAL, IT'S BUSINESS.

2180 days ago
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Real Estate Guy    

That's why you get a Deed of Trust or Mortgage...so you can lien the property, dumbass!

2180 days ago
8.

Ms. X    

Richard must really be hurting for cash. Terrible economy for everyone now. Vote for Change: OBAMA

2180 days ago
9.

eloc    

$870,000 is a lot of money, people. He loaned the money and then was blown off. They're avoiding him . He trusted them. They obviously didn't deserve it.

2180 days ago
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barry Gordy is genius    

Business is business. His dad was a thief that stole $870K through lies, empty promises and never had any intent to repay. Sue that sucker. Get your respect back, Richard. You shouldn't let people disrespect you just because they're related to you. Respect is BIG in this business. Get yours.

2180 days ago
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barry Gordy is genius    

It ain't the money, it's the principle.

2180 days ago
12.

Krystal    

That's why you don't lend family money, no matter how successful you are.

2180 days ago
13.

Mrs Joe Jackson    

He could probably use the money.. his career dried up years ago.

2180 days ago
14.

sandy    

when you loan money it should be with the expectation of not getting it back. if you can't handle that then don't lend it.

2180 days ago
15.

john wayne gacy    


that's what drefuss gets for playing vice
president CHENEY in his next movie;

short of shooting someone while hunting, by suing
his family, he's shooting himself in the foot...........

2180 days ago
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