02/20/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Los Angeles – An attorney has filed a lawsuit over a character portrayal in the Oscar-nominated film, “The Wolf of Wall Street.” As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Andrew Greene, who is also an investment banker, is seeking over $25 million in damages, after claiming he was defamed by the movie.
Greene filed the complaint on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of New York. He alleges in the suit against the filmmakers and Paramount Pictures that one of the film’s characters, Nicky “Rugrat” Koskoff, was modeled after him.
The movie, in which Leonardo DiCaprio plays the lead character, is based on the 2007 memoir by Jordan Belfort who founded the Stratton Oakmont brokerage firm. Greene, who worked for the firm in the 1990s, says he did not grant permission for his likeness to be used.
The lawsuit also alleges that the risqué activities the character engages in in the film portrays him in a bad likeness.
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