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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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46.

Uh    

Anybody see his first flick? Creature from the Black Lagoon (old 3d film). Hasn't changed a bit.

1319 days ago
47.

Wacanta14    

Is this the TMZ website or the KKK website? Hard to tell with all the hate being spewed.

1319 days ago
48.

Ghost    

AMEN # 3!!!! For all the pathetic liberal anti-wealth antics(while making a ton of money)...His true blood comes out even more when he whines about losing even more money...hypocrite and pathetic...

1319 days ago
49.

Char    

Michael Moore tries to portray himself for the working man in these "do***entaries", however he is constantly screwing over those same people. He blocks time with people in the film industry who freelance and they schedule his project, turn down other work because he is scheduled, and then he cancels night before. Yah, a real guy for the people - bullsh*t!!!!

1319 days ago
50.

boots    

WoooHooo ! What goes around comes around, fatso moore.

1319 days ago
51.

Cooper    

battle of the fuglies...both of them need a bath...

1319 days ago
52.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Yet again, it's someone ELSE'S fault. His GM boss, the president, Weinstein. Slacker sloth who blames everyone but himself for his & the world's problems. Please let him be one steak dinner away from a heart attack. Please. Sicko. Pun intended.

1319 days ago
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Iseemorons    

What a bunch of losers here! Your hate is sad.

1319 days ago
54.

Jeff Becker    

Profits for lies. Moore should be sued for lying yo yhe world!

1319 days ago
55.

Keith    

Saw someone mention that Weinstein is a jew. The guy trying to help get Michael Moore's money back is jewish too(Larry STEIN). But I guess people who got a thing for jews ignore whenever jewish people do something good and instead they just focus on the things they don't like. Let me tell you something, since you don't like jews, next time you get into legal troubles just remember not to hire a jewish lawyer and see how well you do then.

1319 days ago
56.

woozie    

One s*** bag screwing another s*** bag, couldn't happen to two better guys.

1319 days ago
57.

rodney    

And you were expecting?!?!?!?

1319 days ago
58.

brent    

very funny and soooooooooooo typical of moore....what a wuss

1319 days ago
59.

Mike    

Good for them. Take that liars money

1319 days ago
60.

mija    

Uh oh, he's going to make a movie about this.

1319 days ago
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