‘Sicko’ 3 expect charges

Trio prepare Cuba trip defense

Three people who accompanied Michael Moore to Cuba for Moore’s film “Sicko” announced their intention to defend themselves against expected censure from the U.S. Treasury Dept.

They spoke at a Friday press conference with lawyer Martin Garbus.

“Sicko,” which features the three men, will open in wide release on Friday through the Weinstein Co.

During the press conference, William Maher, John Graham and Reggie Cervantes told the stories of their grueling experiences during the 9/11 tragedy and of the chronic illnesses sustained as a result of their work at the site. Some of those injuries were treated by Cuban doctors during their trip with Moore.

The Treasury Dept. requires a license to travel to Cuba, though activity is still heavily restricted even with the license in hand. Licensees are forbidden from “accepting medical services,” according to Garbus, who also admitted that neither Moore nor any of his traveling companions sought the license before they traveled.

Garbus said that he and his prospective clients “anticipate charges” and that they hope the case would go to court. “I think we look forward to breaking down those laws,” said Garbus of the restrictive travel statutes, which his clients may or may not be prosecuted for violating.

More Film

  • Weinstein Asian Executive Bey Logan Accused

    Weinstein Asian Executive Bey Logan Accused of Sexual Misconduct

    Three people who accompanied Michael Moore to Cuba for Moore’s film “Sicko” announced their intention to defend themselves against expected censure from the U.S. Treasury Dept. They spoke at a Friday press conference with lawyer Martin Garbus. “Sicko,” which features the three men, will open in wide release on Friday through the Weinstein Co. During […]

  • 12 of the Craziest 'Star Wars:

    12 of the Craziest 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Fan Theories

    Three people who accompanied Michael Moore to Cuba for Moore’s film “Sicko” announced their intention to defend themselves against expected censure from the U.S. Treasury Dept. They spoke at a Friday press conference with lawyer Martin Garbus. “Sicko,” which features the three men, will open in wide release on Friday through the Weinstein Co. During […]

  • Laura Dern Red Carpet fashion Moments

    Fashion Flashback: Laura Dern Remembers Her Favorite Frocks

    Three people who accompanied Michael Moore to Cuba for Moore’s film “Sicko” announced their intention to defend themselves against expected censure from the U.S. Treasury Dept. They spoke at a Friday press conference with lawyer Martin Garbus. “Sicko,” which features the three men, will open in wide release on Friday through the Weinstein Co. During […]

  • Genndy Tartakovsky Animator

    TV Animators Tooned Up for Big Screen Features

    Three people who accompanied Michael Moore to Cuba for Moore’s film “Sicko” announced their intention to defend themselves against expected censure from the U.S. Treasury Dept. They spoke at a Friday press conference with lawyer Martin Garbus. “Sicko,” which features the three men, will open in wide release on Friday through the Weinstein Co. During […]

  • get out Oscar Race

    Film News Roundup: 'Get Out' Named Top Film of 2017 by African American Film Critics Assn.

    Three people who accompanied Michael Moore to Cuba for Moore’s film “Sicko” announced their intention to defend themselves against expected censure from the U.S. Treasury Dept. They spoke at a Friday press conference with lawyer Martin Garbus. “Sicko,” which features the three men, will open in wide release on Friday through the Weinstein Co. During […]

  • Shelter PR

    Shelter PR Expands With New Film and TV Division, Hires Veteran PR Exec Alicia Ramirez Wyld

    Three people who accompanied Michael Moore to Cuba for Moore’s film “Sicko” announced their intention to defend themselves against expected censure from the U.S. Treasury Dept. They spoke at a Friday press conference with lawyer Martin Garbus. “Sicko,” which features the three men, will open in wide release on Friday through the Weinstein Co. During […]

  • From 'Lego Batman' to 'Ferdinand' to

    From 'Lego Batman' to 'Ferdinand' to 'Boss Baby,' These Actors Inspire the Animators

    Three people who accompanied Michael Moore to Cuba for Moore’s film “Sicko” announced their intention to defend themselves against expected censure from the U.S. Treasury Dept. They spoke at a Friday press conference with lawyer Martin Garbus. “Sicko,” which features the three men, will open in wide release on Friday through the Weinstein Co. During […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content