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Nick Cassavetes

Sues Over Gambling Debt

12/18/2013 3:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Famed director Nick Cassavetes is going after one of his buddies ... suing him for a $72,000 check that bounced all over L.A -- and sources tell us it's a big fat gambling debt.

The director of "The Notebook" is suing L.A. business mogul Kevin Washington for the loot.  Kevin gave Nick a handwritten check for $72,600 and allegedly stopped payment.

Nick has famously gambled huge sums of money at private homes around L.A.   We broke the story ... Nick was sued in 2011 by the trustee of a convicted hedge fund manager over a $73,000 poker debt.  Nick won the loot in a poker game and the trustee said it was dirty money that the hedge fund manager stole from investors.

As for Kevin -- he certainly has enough money for the check to clear.  His dad owns Montana Rail Link -- the largest privately owned railroad company in the U.S. Kevin's a partner in an aviation company.

Nick apparently believes Kevin had no intention of paying from the get go, because he's suing for 3 times the value of the check -- as punishment.


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She's baaaack    

Slow news day?

312 days ago


No cash, no play.

312 days ago

Dead account Delete at will    

good you make the bet you pay the piper.

312 days ago


Clearly this story is missing information. You can't sue for gambling debts

312 days ago

Obamais still aracist    

welching is a good way to get your legs broken

312 days ago


Another boring no-news posting. Very, very slow news day here on TMZ!!

312 days ago

Diamond Goddess!    

Nick is the same douche who extolled the virtues of incest.
*eyeroll* *mouf barf*
Amazing parents (John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands), total douche son!!!

312 days ago

en Todo Momento!!    

whaat? you don't need money in america. don't you know? "I like to be in America. Everything free in Americaaaa'... it's common knowledge.

312 days ago

Yurra Knutz    

Charlie Sheen beat Nick's ass in The Wraith.

311 days ago

Yurra Knutz    

--... he's suing for 3 times the value of the check...---

Well, three time the value of a stopped payment check worth zero is, zero. Is it not?

Suggest opening a clean deck, win again and demand cash, or car or mistress or Rolex or beach house or dog or whatever is of acceptable trade of equal or greater value.

311 days ago


Rich people problems

311 days ago


Does anyone else think this guy Kevin Washington looks like Quagmire? Diggity!! lol


310 days ago

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