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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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Ralph    

Moore is a dishonest person. Anyone who makes movies that tell lies like: the US perpetrated 9/11 and that Cuba has better healthcare than we do, deserves no respect or attention. Go away please.

1291 days ago
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obot    

I hope the two fat greedy f*cks sue each other into bankruptcy

1291 days ago
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Ronny    

Are they still calling that piece of cr@p a do***entary? I say make a film category called propaganda. Moore’s 9/11 “do***entary” should definitely win an award for the best propaganda film of the year. I guess Carls Jr cut off Moore’s supply of greasy double meat burgers and now he needs more money? How much is enough fat boy? 100 Africans could survive for a year off of what you eat in a week.
And for somebody who criticizes greed and capitalism and all that, fatboy can’t be satisfied with the tens of millions (at least) that he has already made? HYPOCRITE!!!!!!
Nothing better than hearing about an American hating communist (Moore) suing a big liberal (Weinstein). It doesn’t get any better than this….except for maybe when that Moore film on capitalism came out and Wolf Blitzer asked Moore what economic system he wanted and Moore had the deer in headlights look and said something stupid like “I don’t know; we need to invent one.” What a moron.

1291 days ago
124.

Paul    

I hardly consider that film a "do***entary."
MM is such a hypocrite. Greedy Capitalist.
Karma is real....

1291 days ago
125.

swanseajack    

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND YOU FAT BA%%TARD

1291 days ago
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mooreisagreedyhypocrite    

Why won't this site let me print the word doc umentary? Ha ha ha... I guess it is a dirty word since Moore's 911 "do***entary" came out?

1291 days ago
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D Van Vech    

MM is a Beluga size piece of excrement. He has no value to America. He is wrong on every subject he touches.

1291 days ago
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rayray    

I remember seeing POTUS in that film and the look on hi face when they told POTUS the WTC were hit, he was reading the goat story to elementary school kids I will never ever forget that look.

1291 days ago
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Bill Shane    

Moore what a ****. How bout all the bla bla about capitalism? You are as greedy as all those othere hollywood goof balls.
Hope you get Screwed big time out of all that $$$. You don't need it right? Just another rich guy preaching to all the lower class folks...after he got his..this is tooo funny

1291 days ago
130.

growup    

#83, sorry to be the bearer or more reality but the Weinsteins are not "closet Republicans." Huffington Post says otherwise:

http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/neighbors.php?type=loc&addr=888+7TH+AVE&zip=10106

1291 days ago
131.

WilliamPenn    

Two communists. Maybe they'll kill each other. America will be better off.

1291 days ago
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LongJohn69    

Who would have thunk it, a crook screwing a crook?

1291 days ago
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rusky    

Michael Moore is a capitalist who hates capitalism. Imagine how he self-loathes. Doesn't matter how much everyone else hates him, he doesn't feel it because he hates himself so much. Imagine being him and looking in the mirror, poor bastard. He's such a sympathetic figure and I still despise him because his level of hypocrisy is surreal.

1291 days ago
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tc    

What disgusting garbage--Waste of oxygen. Hmmmmm--garbage, disgusting, waste of oxygen, useless skin wrapped over bone--Moore, you any relation to Rosie 'O??

1291 days ago
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Wm. Hopper    

Has anyone here ever actually SEEN a Moore movie? The manis pro-capitalist alll the way. Never even pretends not to be. What he rails against is the corruption that gives unfair advantage to some while screwing over the majority. Yeah, complain about him if ya want to, no problem. But at least have an idea of what the guy supposedly stands for.

1291 days ago
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