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'Wolf of Wall Street' Broker

Lay Off My Hairline and Hookers

Sues Studio for $25 Million

2/19/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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An ex-business partner of the real "Wolf of Wall Street" is suing Martin Scorsese and Paramount for $25 MILLION because he claims they made him look like a hooker banging, toupee-wearing party animal ... which he partly denies.

TMZ has learned Andrew Greene -- a former exec at Stratton Oakmont -- filed a federal lawsuit which claims the Oscar nominated flick defamed the hell out of him by portraying him as a criminal and a drug user ... but perhaps worst of all ... it mocked his premature hair loss.

In the suit, filed by Greene's lawyer Stephanie Ovadia ... he says his real life co-workers -- including Jordan Belfort (Leo DiCaprio's character) -- gave him the nickname "Wigman" due to the rug he wore.

In the movie, Greene is portrayed through the character Nicky "Rugrat" Koskoff -- played by P.J. Byrne -- and just as Greene claims in his suit ... co-workers mock the guy's hair piece pretty mercilessly.

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According to the suit, Greene's also pissed about the movie's portrayal of him doing illegal and unethical activities ... such as screwing hookers in front of co-workers.

Greene claims the characterization has damaged his professional rep as an investment banker -- and the filmmakers never got his permission to use his name, likeness or identity.

Not only does he want $25 mil in damages from Paramount and Scorsese's production company -- he also wants them to hand over all copies of the film ... and yank it out of theaters.

Good luck with that.

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DrPogo1488    

Heh. Did this dude even watch the flick? Rugrat never ****s hookers, Sea Otter is the one who ****s the "Pink Sheet" in front of everyone. Rugrat does blow in one scene, alone, at the end, during the Steve Madden revelation...spoiler alert or some ****.

61 days ago
2.

Truth is    

NEWSFLASH buddy..these executives are the devil and money istheir blood.....good luck getting a red cent

61 days ago
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Champagne Jayne    

Who cares what cueball thinks.

61 days ago
4.

Canadasux    

It'll be really interesting to see how this plays out in court, especially since nobody got any authorization from the guy to portray him in any way. But, isn't the movie based on a book?

61 days ago
5.

Youphemism    

When investing money, I think I'd go with the hooker-banging, wig-wearing drug user over the loser who thinks he can pry money from Hollywood with a lawsuit for defaming the sterling reputation of Wall Street money men. At least the drug abuser might occasionally have a grip on reality.

61 days ago
6.

Breaking Bones    

25 million...over estimating himself isn't he?
LOL good luck getting 25 million cents

61 days ago
7.

Bob    

He basically makes the case for Paramount. He claims the only similarity between the fictional character Nicky "Rugrat" Koskoff and him is their receding hairlines. Paramount's lawyers will simply have to argue that "Rugrat" is a fictional character loosely based on a variety of people. He's got no case.

61 days ago
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Daisygirl420    

There are going to be a lot more suits coming down. Jb continues to sell people out till the end.

61 days ago
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Clytemnestra     

Gee, I guess the truth really hurts. But the hilarious part is turning over all the copies, etc. Maybe he thinks if he negotiates and let's them keep the movie, they won't mind handing him the $25 mil. LOL big time.

61 days ago
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Keyser Söze    

First off, the character's name is Nicky Koskoff, so exactly how they illegally used your name, Greene, is a complete mystery to us all.

Secondly, as someone else already pointed out, Rugrat didn't bang hookers in the film, he just did coke. So.... you're expecting us to believe that you, a Wall Street broker, never did blow during the 80's?

And finally, you were a damn exec at Stratton Oakmont... how on Earth could you expect us NOT to think you were, and probably still are, as crooked as they come?

Hopefully, the judge will just toss this nonsense out of court.

60 days ago
11.

namers    

What is he flipping his lid over?

60 days ago
12.

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60 days ago
13.

Diana    

So he doesn't like the truth being told so he wants to sue. If he doesn't like it being told, why did he behave that way?

60 days ago
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Eddie    

Incredibly overrated movie. It's the worst Scorsese film I've ever seen but it's about Jewy s***bags so it'll probably sweep the Oscars considering Hollywood is run by Jew s***.

60 days ago
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Kelly    

Guess the Wolf of Wall Street isn't doing so well these days huh if he has to sue his business partner for doing what he was told would be done in the first place....??

60 days ago
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