Leonardo DiCaprio To Appear In Court Over $15m Wolf Of Wall Street Lawsuit

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It’s fair to say that it’s been a pretty decent year so far for Leonardo DiCaprio.

He finally won that Oscar which had eluded him for two decades and he even pulled off the perfect selfie.

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2016? Nailed it!

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So it was only a matter of time that all this came crashing down, after Leo was deposed in a $15 million (£10.5m) defamation lawsuit over Wolf of Wall Street, a Long Island federal-court judge ruled on Thursday.

The Hollywood A-lister – who played the lead role of Jordan Belfort in the 2013 movie – will be forced to testify in court following claims that the film damaged a former executive of Stratton Oakmont’s reputation with their depiction of him.

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Andrew Greene believes he served as inspiration for the character Nicky ‘Rugrat’ Koskoff and is now filing a lawsuit against Paramount Pictures, Red Granite Pictures, Sikelia Productions, and actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s company Appian Way Productions.

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The Martin Scorsese film saw Koskoff’s character repeatedly abused for his ‘piece of shit hairpiece’, with Greene adding that he was depicted as a morally bankrupt drug abuser.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Greene’s initial lawsuit for $15 million was rejected, but a judge has given Greene the opportunity to amend his case, which now states the filmmakers ‘maliciously libelled’ him.

The suit says:

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The motion picture’s scenes concerning Mr. Greene were false, defamatory, and fundamentally injurious to Mr. Greene’s professional reputation, both as an attorney and as an investment banker/venture capitalist, as well as his personal reputation.

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It’ll be interesting to see how all this turns out.


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