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Eddie Griffin Accused of Bouncing Giant Check

5/6/2009 3:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Eddie Griffin is in the middle of a seriously nasty lawsuit -- one littered with allegations of deception, fraud and worst of all ... bouncing one of those comically oversized donation checks.

Eddie Griffin

It's all over a $150,000 gift Griffin presented to the "Jamaica 360" program -- which sends 100 African American college grads on a career building vacation to Jamaica. Sure the intentions were good -- but according to a lawsuit filed by a man who went on the trip, the check bounced.

The man, Samir Sayegh, claims he was then duped into lending Griffin his credit card to cover a hotel bill while they were in Jamaica -- but according to the suit, Griffin took the card and secretly made a $150,000 charge to the main developer of J-360. Two weeks later, Samir got a bill from American Express with the six-figure charge.

So now ... AmEx is suing Samir for the $150,000 charge ... and Samir is suing Eddie and all the event developers to make them foot the bill. Good times.

Griffin's lawyer just told us "Eddie is denying all allegations."

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