Michael Moore Won't Settle Lawsuit With Weinsteins

8:56 AM PST 04/02/2011 by THR staff
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Michael Moore and Harvey Weinstein

"No settlement. No interest in one. Discovery and depositions will reveal how the accounting is done, once and for all," the "Fahrenheit 9/11" filmmaker said.

Michael Moore won't be settling his lawsuit with Bob and Harvey Weinstein over money he claims they owe from Fahrenheit 9/11 any time soon, the New York Post reports.

The documentary filmmaker sued the Weinsteins back in February, claiming that he is owed $2.7 million from his film. Moore also alleged that the Weinsteins used "financial deception" and "bogus accounting methods."

"No settlement. No interest in one," Moore told the Post. "Discovery and depositions will reveal how the accounting is done, once and for all."

He added: "Harvey and I have a lot of important history together, brothers in arms. And he and Bob have nothing but a force for good indie filmmakers ... I hold no ill will, and for now am just blaming all of this on his accountants and business affairs people."

Up until the day the lawsuit was filed, Moore was in talks with the Weinsteins on potential projects.

The Weinsteins' lawyer, however, believes Moore has been fully compensated. "[Harvey and Bob] have paid [Moore] everything he should be paid," he said.

According to the Post, Moore has taken home $20.6 million from Fahrenheit 9/11.

"[The Weinsteins] would be rushing to settle if they were concerned, but they're not," a source told the Post. "[The lawsuit] is riddled with inaccuracies and ridiculous claims."

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