18 June 2016
U.S. Magistrate Judge, Steven Locke ruled Thursday that Hollywood actor, Leonardo DiCaprio can be brought into a lawsuit brought by lawyer and investment banker, Andrew Greene against Paramount Pictures Corp. and others in 2014.
Greene who is seeking more than $50 million, contends that the portrayal of a character as ‘Rugrat’ who engaged in illegal and morally questionable acts in the 2013 film defames him.
Leonardo DiCaprio played the lead role, Jordan Belfort, a stock swindler, in the movie
In their defense, Paramount’s lawyers and DiCaprio have claimed that the character was a work of fiction.
The case continues
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