Actress Debra Winger has sued CineFin Corp. and a group of its financial backers for allegedly reneging on an agreement to pay her $1.5 million to appear in a film called “Divine Rapture.”
Winger, in a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, said she was to be paid on a pay-or-play basis but didn’t get paid even though production of the film was halted by CineFin after two weeks of shooting in Ireland in July 1995.
The suit also said Winger’s money was supposed to deposited in an escrow account at Bank of America, but the defendants allegedly agreed it would only be temporarily deposited.
According to the suit, the money actually went into an account controlled by CineFin chief operating officer James David Williams, who later withdrew the money.
The suit seeks the $1.5 million plus unspecified punitive damages.