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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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sfd    

#17 of those two, which fat bastard are you referring to?

1291 days ago
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Sammie    

For a guy who loves to go after big oil and big business, it's exactly what he is - big business making money and now someone's gone and stole his load of cash and he doesn't like it one bit. What a HYPOCRITE!

1291 days ago
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KP    

Moore's a fat insignificant loud mouth...!

1291 days ago
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mousetrap    

Awwwww, poor Michael got screwed out of a lot of money. Now you know it feels when people get f**ked out of a sh*tload of money through the inheritance tax (double taxation) and how high tax bracket people feel when their social security income is taxed (double taxation). Thought you didn't like the rich and capitalism. No, only when it is not you.

1291 days ago
20.

Lisa    

Moore is a disgusting fat pig, anyone who could bear to screw him should be examined by a shrink. Oh, you don't mean sex screw, you mean money screw...oh well, then more power to anyone who can screw Moore over for money, that Jabba the Hutt deserves to be screwed over!

1291 days ago
21.

soulofanangel    


and this is "news"?

Who didn't get the memo the says "and so goes the world"?

1291 days ago
22.

moussemaker    

How many actresses have been screwed by Weinstein?

1291 days ago
23.

WhoCares    

Trust me, nobody screwed Michael Moore. He just wishes someone would because nobody would be desperate enough to screw him. Maybe that's why he is so angry all the time.

1291 days ago
24.

Amazed    

Michael....just call it "redistribution" and you should feel all better.

1291 days ago
25.

6one9    

Michael MORE~ON is a complete douche`bag!! PERIOD!!

1291 days ago
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6one9    

He wishes he had someone ```` to screw!!! PASS & FAIL More~ON!!

1291 days ago
27.

stumpy    

So?

1291 days ago
28.

camaguey    

Super intelligent Michael Moore got taken?!!?!! Oh! I am only loving it.

1291 days ago
29.

Criss    

Damn, Michael Moore seems to have aged 25 years in the past 2 years.

1291 days ago
30.

Stephanie    

@ All of you who hate Michael Moore. Go **** yourselves. Mr. Moore is only trying to wake the sheep. You are a slave and don't know it, or refuse to see it. Don't hate the messenger.We live in a modern day feudal system.I f you think one day you will be rich and be one of THEM the rich and privileged your a fool.You will never be like them. Michael gives you the information , it's up to you to use it or not.

1291 days ago
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