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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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76.

Josephina    

Oh, Michael, so money is important now? It's okay to have a celebrity lawyer and sue people for millions. Michael Moore is a f***ing pig. You're an embarrassment to Americans and DEMOCRATS everywhere.

1250 days ago
77.

Baylee13    

I hope Michael gets his money....shoved right up his fat ass!

1250 days ago
78.

Carl    

No matter what you think of him, Michael does deserve all the money he's earned. The Weinstein's lawyer made an interesting comment when he said that Michael is not entitled to another dime. I seriously doubt this is true since he would certainly be due royalties/ residuals in the future for any further sales or uses of his film.

1250 days ago
79.

Gail Tucker    

Ha Ha Michael. The last laugh is on you. I don't beleive anything that you say since 90% of your movies are bogus trash, that makes you a liar and not credible.

1250 days ago
80.

icandump    

The Weinsteins must be closet Republicans, WHO SCREW ANYONE THEY CAN FOR PROFIT! GO MIKE!

1250 days ago
81.

Carlyle Moulton    

Sound as if the Weinsteins are smart businessmen in the US tradition.

1250 days ago
82.

Neelon "Nee" Grow    

Michael Manure deserves this!!!!!!!

1250 days ago
83.

Sal from NY    

Michael Moore only touched on the truth. 9/11 and Israel, here:
http://www.iuniverse.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000190526

1250 days ago
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alex    

9/11 was basically something to exploit for Moore. I doubt he really cared.

Didn't see a film about middle eastern terrorists and blame them for stuff they actually did, too. Didn't see one by anyone. Why not? Then you can claim you actually cared about your own country and criticize it's government at the same time. They only cared for about five minutes after 9/11 and then waited until they got a president that seemed more 'movie star like'.

A columbine snuff film would probably be porn to that sick Michael Moore.

1250 days ago
85.

Rachel    

Hey Moore, you big FAT disgusting hypocrite... I thought you were a Marxist who didn't BELIEVE in profits! But you want the millions you think you are owed. I guess you don't want to spread your wealth around!....just OURS, right? Turns out, you exploited 9/11 just for PROFITS. JERK.

1250 days ago
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Rachel    

Hey, Moore, you big FAT disgusting hypocritical turd. I thought you were a committed Marxist who didn't BELIEVE in profits! But you want millions you think you are owed? Looks like you don't want to spread your wealth around!....just OURS. You exploited 9/11 for PROFITS, you low-rent Jerk.

1250 days ago
87.

eesti    

I though Michael Moore wasn't concerned with profits as much as he was with helping people? I guess making a movie bad mouthing profiteers goes to show how hypocritical people like him are.

1250 days ago
88.

pieman211    

Michael Moore is a pig. Plain and simple.

1250 days ago
89.

Wunderkind    

Relax Mike, your movie just isn't selling. No-one is buying Farenheit 9/11 so there aren't any profits to filch. Harvey isn't passing anything your way because there just isn't anything there.

Chill out man. You sure look like you could use a vacation.

1250 days ago
90.

Lee Brink    

You deserve to get screwed Micheal Moore!!! Need lots of quick laughs about today's news? Click on Political Follies...
http://politicalfollies.blogspot.com

1250 days ago
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