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Ocean's Producer: I've Been Threatened w/ Gun

9/8/2009 2:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jerry Weintraub, the legendary movie mogul behind Ocean's 11, 12 and 13, claims his life is in danger -- by a gun-toting ex-assistant who's allegedly out for revenge.

According to Jerry's estranged wife, the employee -- who was fired last month -- has garage door openers, access codes to their homes, "a collection of firearms" and a serious bone to pick.

In legal papers filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Jerry's estranged wife claims they fired the assistant because he stole $45,000 in cash to support a "gambling and drug habit."

But days after they fired the guy, Jerry's wife claims they got a 5 AM phone call from the ex-employee's daughter -- who told the Weintraubs that Steven was upset with them and that he was en-route to pick up his CZ-40 gun.

The Weintraubs also claim the daughter warned them Steven "planned to come to our house with his gun."

Now, the Weintraubs are asking a judge to keep Steven away from their entire family -- and their mansions in Malibu, Beverly Hills and Palm Desert.

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jim goosh    

Looks like we could be up for another death in hollywood if they don't stop this wackp

1686 days ago
2.

who dat    

Is Weintraub stupid enough to believe the court can protect him. They will do the autopsy on him when he is killed. I agree, hire a few ex-blackwater thugs. They get results.

1686 days ago
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allnhere.com    

1685 days ago
4.

Wombat    

Hello...Allstate Insurance? Yes, I'd like to take out a short term life insurance policy on Jerry Weintraub for 1 million dollars. Who is the beneficiary? Well that would be me!

1685 days ago
5.

doc murry    

who cares,,he is an old guy..so what...i bet he farts when he burps

1685 days ago
6.

pie    

Weintraub mostly wiht other investors gave George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts 20 million each to do the film "Oceans 11." Julia stated on a talk show that she received the script for oceans 11 with a 20 dollar bill on it, and a note to ask Weintraub for 20 million dollars to do the film.

Very cute. It must have been like winning the lotto for 20 milion. Who cares how poor the story was being a recycled idea not done as good as the orginal or had bad the acting was by George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts. - Sounds like the fired employee's daughte is also in on it be calling Weintraub's wife. More like grifter incest family putting a con on Weintraub for more money.

1685 days ago
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Emma    

He'd best not rely solely on the judge as a piece of paper is not going to scare a crazed gunman.

1685 days ago
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Winsome Davis III    

Putting a con on the master of the con. What am I supposed to feel?

1685 days ago
9.

balls    

balls

1685 days ago
10.

lilmom    

Get new garage door openers and change the access codes to your homes. Duh!

1685 days ago
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A Person    

lock your doors and get a black bodyguard then retard

1685 days ago
12.

Willie    

my man THE HEAVYWEIGHT!!@!

1684 days ago
13.

Jen    

# 8 is a gem.

1383 days ago
14.

TheOne    

#6 PIE, you are very wrong about Julia and making $20 million to do the Ocean's films. Most of the actors made very little upfront salary, but took money from how well the movie did so that they could get the all star cast and not worry about budget issues.

George is a big prankster, and before she agreed to do the film George sent her a card saying I heard that you make $20 per film and enclosed a $20 bill. He was referring to the $20 million that she made of a couple of movies, but the card helped cast her as she signed on because she knew the fun she would have making the movie with the cast.

1256 days ago

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