“The Wolf of Wall Street” Sued For Defamation

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Another “Wall Street” blunder.

The movie “The Wolf of Wall Street” is under heavy fire for their portrayal of Nicky “Rugrat” Koskoff. According to the Huffington Post, Andrew Greene, a man who is a lawyer and an investment banker, is asking for more than $25 million in damages and for the film to be removed from theaters. Mr. Greene filed a complaint on 02/18/2014 in the United States District Court in the Eastern District of New York against the filmmakers and Paramount Pictures. Mr. Greene is claiming the character Nicky “Rugrat” Koskoff, played by PJ Byrne, is modeled after himself, but inaccurately of course. Greene states he never gave the filmmakers permission to use his likeness, who at the time, is the head of corporate finance.

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