fraud lawsuit

By Austin Siegemund-Broka, The Hollywood Reporter A new lawsuit alleges Justin Jackson posed as Winfrey’s nephew, an OWN employee, a Barack Obama aide and Madonna’s manager. The Oprah Winfrey Network on Friday filed suit against a Florida man named Justin Jackson, claiming he pretended to be Oprah Winfrey’s nephew and impersonated OWN employees to get […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter Prosecutors will have to prove that Hoffman intentionally submitted false expense reports on a Louisiana mansion being transformed into a post-production facility. In Louisiana, a federal trial is now underway against Seven Arts Entertainment CEO Peter Hoffman, producer of films such as Rules of Engagement and The Believer as […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter Douglas Jordan-Benel alleges he submitted his “Settler’s Day” screenplay to United Talent Agency, which represents the credited writer of “The Purge.” The premise of 2013’s The Purge — a box-office smash that grossed nearly $90 million worldwide — is this: In the very near future, the American government has established an […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter  On Monday, Paramount Pictures asked a New York federal judge to hand it victory in a fraud lawsuit that is now past its fifth birthday. In 2008, just as the country was entering a deep financial crisis precipitated in large part by activity on Wall Street, some institutional investors […]