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Michael Moore to Harvey Weinstein: You Screwed Me!

2/7/2011 3:42 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Moore claims movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and brother Robert cheated him out of millions of dollars in profits for the movie, "Fahrenheit 9/11," by secretly diverting profits ... even using Michael's money to fly one of the Weinstein bros. to Europe by private jet.

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In a lawsuit filed today in L.A. County Superior Court and obtained by TMZ, Moore's company, Westside Productions, claims Moore had a deal with the Weinsteins' company -- The Fellowship Adventure Group -- to split profits 50/50 for the flick.

In legal docs filed by Moore's celebrity lawyer, Larry Stein, he alleges the Weinsteins used "bogus accounting methods to hide the true amounts due Westside."  Moore also claims the Weinsteins secretly diverted a fortune in profits to themselves.

"Fahrenheit 9/11" is the top-grossing documentary of all time, pulling in $222 million worldwide.

The lawsuit seeks in excess of $2.7 million.

UPDATE:  Weinstein's lawyer, Bert Fields, tells TMZ, "Michael Moore has been paid over $20 million on this film.  Under the contract he's not entitled to another dime.  His claims are baloney and the timing is very suspicious."

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Tellthetruth59    

The last thing the world needs to see are these two screwing one another. It would look like Animal Planet after Dark meets a McDonald's dumpster.

1292 days ago
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Trainwrecks    

i so hope this is true. you deserve every single piece of doom and gloom that life can give you. you're a worthless piece of liberal goop that feels it's necessary to trash other people's lives, families and worlds because they don't agree with your's.

you deserve to feel someone screwed you, though i doubt anyone did.

you just found something new to whine about.

1292 days ago
3.

SayWhat    

whats the matter moore, your trough empty. such a disgusting pig

1292 days ago
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sloppy seconds    

Two of the ugliest men there is! Brutal!

1292 days ago
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sloppy seconds    

Two god-awful ugly men. I took a look at the picture and puked in my mouth. Nasty!

1292 days ago
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srsly    

Moore is a complete hypocrite and an elitist jackass. Not saying Weinstein is a good guy, I've just never met him.

1292 days ago
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Annie     

Next do***entary for Moore..."Why Weinstein, Why?"

1292 days ago
8.

FLvet    

If Michael Moore fell over dead in the middle of a forest would anyone: A. Hear it? B. Care?

1292 days ago
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will     

Real shocking that you're getting screwed outta money by a guy with the last name Weinstein.

1292 days ago
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Nancy    

Boy, was MOORE hated at Warner Bros; totally, nasty man. He was not on the payroll long, many complaints by people he had around him.

1292 days ago
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sean    

Weinstein - Jew not a Jew??

1292 days ago
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Ouroboros    

Scam artist received a proper lesson in the art, seems about right.

1292 days ago
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Sociopaths are Sad    

@10: will you pathetic anti-semite, keep your bigotry to yourself. It's no one's fault that your woman left you for a Jew who is better looking, smarter, better in bed, and richer than you are.

As for the pig Weinstein: why doesn't he just get one of his whores (Gretchen, Georgina, Blake) to blow fatso Moore and shut him up?

1292 days ago
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TheUltraworld    

Excuse me if I don't get teary eyed over that fat bastard.

1292 days ago
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LOL    

Surprise! weinstein cheating on the funds- typical of hellywood! Both are a mess! This is why our country is falling down.

1292 days ago
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