Weinsteins, Michael Moore settle ‘Fahrenheit’ suit

Helmer had accused distrib of fraudulent accounting on 2004 pic

Michael Moore and Harvey and Bob Weinstein have settled their lawsuit over earnings for the 2004 documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11.”

Terms of the agreement remain under wraps, although Moore originally sought more than $2.7 million in damages.

According to a settlement notice filed Feb. 8 in Los Angeles Superior Court, attorneys will request an official settlement request by May 17.

While attorneys for both parties declined to comment on the move, audit claims similar to the Moore lawsuit usually don’t make it to trial.

Moore’s Westside Prods. originally sued the brothers in March, alleging that their “classic Hollywood accounting tricks” cheated the director out of earnings for his 2004 documentary.

Suit named Weinstein shingle the Fellowship Adventure Group as a defendant, as well as Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein individually. Duo set up the company after Disney refused to release “Fahrenheit” in 2004 through the Miramax banner, which the brothers headed at the time. Moore claimed that Disney did not want to be affiliated with the pic, which accused the Bush administration of mishandling the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks for political reasons.

Bob and Harvey Weinstein’s Fellowship Adventure Group and Michael Moore have amicably settled the lawsuit involving an accounting dispute on ‘Fahrenheit 9/11,’ and they look forward to the prospect of working together on future projects,” Weinstein Co. said in a statement.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety