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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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166.

en Todo Momento!!    

but isn't that what he said???? 'just don't take the lady to the restroom.' really, you can't blame him. he did all that was in his power...........................................

1263 days ago
167.

en Todo Momento!!    

oh, and btdubs....it's 'bologna' not 'baloney'

1263 days ago
168.

Az Rocks    

but wait Michael.... is isn't just about the money is it? you were always above that .... hahahahahahaha... right.

1263 days ago
169.

BigUglyTexan    

Anything that gives Michael Moore heartburn makes me smile.

1263 days ago
170.

NIKTO    

Man, Conservative opinions sure are shallow.

Witness HERE.

1263 days ago
171.

ckatla    

Michael, let's just call it part of Obama's redistribution of wealth program. If it's good enough for us, it's good enough for you!

1263 days ago
172.

kowalicious    

Looks like they were just trying to take Tubby Mike's advice by "spreading the wealth around" a little bit.

:)

1263 days ago
173.

Lisa    

I'm surprised at all the negative posts towards Michael Moore. Personally I can't stand the guy either, but I thought the majority of the population thought positively of him. In my opinion (not that it matters) he's nothing but a dirty liar, and chit stirring hypocrite.

1262 days ago
174.

Highplainsdrifter    

I think Michael Moore now has more money than Roger Smith. Maybe his next Doc. should be about scam artist do***entary film makers who are just out for their own greedy selves. Maddoff with a camera.

1262 days ago
175.

alan    

hell i would pay 100.00 to watch them have sex

1262 days ago
176.

Bill    

I thought he was screwed by Harvey Fienstien...that would have made more sense

1262 days ago
177.

NeverGoFullRetard    

Michael Moore, is a patriot, national hero and treasure. He is trying, through his talent, intellect and filmography, to bring necessary change to this country and its running dog capitalistic culture. He only has one very minor fault. Through his enormous gusto for fine dining, he is stealing food from the mouths of starving thousands. I think we can all agree that starving a few thousand people is worth it if a genius like Michael Moore is kept productive. After all it is such a minor flaw in such a great man.

1262 days ago
178.

cindy trimble    

I am amazed at the ignorance displayed by some of the people commenting on Michael Moore. He has managed to expose the horrible greed of our leaders who are stealing us blind. The banks have literally put our country in a tailspin that will take decades to recover. They gave away all of our jobs to countries who don't even observe human rights. It's confusing to me that people will actually vote against their own interests . So,what is it? Do you really believe the nonsense that one day you might have a chance to become rich like they are??? Those of you who believe that fairytale are either blind,stupid or stoned. Wake up people our country is anything but an equal opportunity society. We owe it to ourselves,the children and grandchildren to do a better job of finding out the facts and growing a pair so we can organize and fight to get our country back from the few who hoard all the wealth. Imagine America building their own products and showing respect and loyalty to our workers,our people!

1262 days ago
179.

sam    

This piece of shiz Moore, thinks should be paid more then 20 million dollars to do a bull-crap, garage movie like Fahrenheit 911, and has the audacity to sue for a couple more millions that this delusional man thinks got taken from him, but he wants to tell American business and executives how much money they can earn, that their profits should be divided out for the public good. This fat ******* even made his movie Capitalism in Michigan so he could exploit the tax breaks and incentives that the state offers to movies companies, the tax payers of Michgan paid almost 75% of the opertaing costs for Moores's movie , all the while he's personally getting paid millions of dollars for the movie.

That's why Hollywood is liberal, a bunch of nobody's who lied, cheated and slept with anyone guy or girl to become famous and rich and once they have theirs, they become progressives, lecturing the American public and pushing for polices through democrats that demand Americans give more and take less, because they know it wouldn't effect them and they have no problems being seen as hypocrites cause they know the national media wouldn't call them on it, cause they're a bunch of limousine liberals too.

1262 days ago
180.

DJ Davito    

ALL YOU REDNECK **** SUCKERS DISSING MICHAEL MOORE WHO CARES ENOUGH ABOUT PEOPLE HE DOESNT WANT THEM TO DIE IN A WAR AND REPRESENTS THE POOR YOU DUMB SOUTHERN INBRED ****ING NAZI REPUBLICAN RACIST BASTARDS!@

1262 days ago
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