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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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31.

Emerson    

I didn't know Moore cared about profits, as that's a Capitalist Crime. He should contribute what he can to the cause and only take what little he needs, which in his case might involve more food in one day than an entire family eats in a week. I hear he's a lovely man to work for too.

1268 days ago
32.

JarQ    

The Weinsteins have backed some of the best artists in the film industry, before they became famous. Props for screwing that fatso hypocrite, I'd like to see him sign up for ObamaCare.

1268 days ago
33.

Lori    

SUCK IT FAT BOYS! You both are a waste of skin....

1268 days ago
34.

northern gypsy    


every time i've watched M.M. his personality is abrasive ...
your playing with the big boys so stop your whining...
i can understand why there's no love for him here !!!

1268 days ago
35.

Duane    

couldn't have happened to a better piece of crap than that blowhard Moore. He deserves to lose every penny he's screwed the public out of with his lies and bull****.

1268 days ago
36.

Jim in Cali    

everything is always a conspiracy to michael moore. Hope Weinstein counter sues and collects.

1268 days ago
37.

World Record    

If I had the cance, I would cheat Micheal Moore, What a worthless UN-american person, I rank him right up there with Hitler, He should be there with his wikiLeak buddy. Squeaky Leak. We need to deport this slug to Antarctica for life without a possibility of parole

1268 days ago
38.

sam    

If Mr. Moore is right he deserves the money.

Wouldn't put it past Weinstein or other producers, they are known for their creative financing.

1268 days ago
39.

JungleTails com    

HOLLYWOOD SOCIALIST GONE WILD!

1268 days ago
40.

jdranetz    

$2.7 Million? That should amount to 756,302 Big Macs!!

1268 days ago
41.

I'm a crazy person...    

WOW. THIS from the guy behind CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY.

Michael Moore had a great start then bought in to his own hype and turned mind-numbing hypocrite. This guy was asked directly "...but didn't you benefit from the very 'capitalism' your are trying to besmirch with this film?" Michael Moore's one word response? "No."

Wow.

1268 days ago
42.

Joey    

Moore always portrayed himself as a crusader and was not doing it for the money Obviousle he is and will always be a self centerted $HIZ Bag

1268 days ago
43.

tifosi44    

These two HOGS deserve each other. SUUIIIIIIIIIIII
Pathetic duo!

1268 days ago
44.

John    

Wait a sec Michael, suing is what Capitalists do not Socialists. Remember, you wanted us to move to a Socialist society?

Oh I get it, you want Capitalism for you but Socialism for the rest of us. Typical Libtard

1268 days ago
45.

tldees    

Awwww, is poor old Mikey running out of Nachos and Cheesy fries money? The very system he lambastes is the very system where he makes his millions! The capitalists system! And Mickey, are you sending in your "fair share" to Obama so he re-distribute to the "have-not's" who don't want to "work" for a living? You know, the moochers!

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