Michael Moore will not settle in Weinsteins lawsuit

Bowling for Columbine and Capitalism: A Love Story director Michael Moore has taken a hard line in his continuing lawsuit with Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the New York Post reported Saturday.

Moore sued the producers in February, claiming that they still owe him $2.7 million from his 2004 documentary Fahrenheit 9/11. Accusing them of “financial deception” and “bogus accounting methods”, Moore insists he bears no ill feelings toward the pair, instead blaming “for now” Bob Weinstein’s “accountants and business-affairs people. If I had to bet, I’m guessing they never even showed him the independent auditor’s report.”

While Moore says he would be happy to “get back to making movies and raising a ruckus together” with the Weinsteins, their lawyer Bert Fields claims, “They have paid [Moore] everything he should be paid.” Meanwhile, the New York Post reports that its sources say that Moore has already made $20.6 million from Fahrenheit 9/11 and that the money he’s claiming he is owed was spent on “union guild residuals” and other “standard deductions”. One source said Moore’s suit “is riddled with inaccuracies and ridiculous claims.

Fahrenheit 9/11 made $119 million in the US alone at the box office.

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Michael Pattison is a film critic from Gateshead.

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