Moore, Weinsteins settle ‘Fahrenheit’ suit

February 17th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Michael Moore and Harvey and Bob Weinstein have settled their lawsuit over earnings for the 2004 documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11″, but the terms of the agreement have been kept under wraps. reports that Moore last year sued the Weinstein brothers, claiming he was cheated out of at least $2.7 million in profits from his hit documentary.

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

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

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

The 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 Sep 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.

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