February 2, 1994 |
The family of Geoffrey Bowers, a lawyer who brought one of the first AIDS employment discrimination cases in the United States, has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Hollywood producer Scott Rudin, TriStar Pictures and the creators of the movie "Philadelphia," charging that the film is substantially based on Bowers' story.
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March 9, 1993 |
When she first perused the script for "Boxing Helena," actress Kim Basinger testified Monday, she felt it was the strangest piece she had ever read. After all, she told a Los Angeles Superior Court jury, it was a story about a woman with no arms and no legs, a character who basically was "just a head." "When I read the piece," Basinger said, "I just felt I had to meet the mind behind this idea."
January 15, 1993 |
Actor Jean Claude Van Damme has lost his effort to dismiss a lawsuit that claims he "willfully" injured a man during the filming of a fight scene. The ruling clears the way for a possible trial in February. Jason (Rock) Pinckney of Fayetteville filed a lawsuit in July, 1991, claiming Van Damme struck him in the left eye with a sword during a fight scene for the movie, "Cyborg." The suit, which seeks more than $10,000, says Pinckney suffered permanent eyesight loss in the eye.
June 4, 1993 |
With the exception of Frank Sinatra, it is tough to imagine anyone who has been up and down and over and out more than producer Robert Evans. He was Hollywood's golden boy in the 1970s, before drugs and a thorny murder case knocked him off his lofty perch. Now, just as he is supposed to be staging his comeback with the movie "Sliver," trouble is trailing him again.
March 27, 1992 |
Two executive producers of "Batman" on Thursday sued Warner Bros. and the producing team of Peter Guber and Jon Peters, contending that they were cheated out of millions of dollars when the fifth-highest grossing film of all time showed a supposed net loss of $20 million. In two companion suits filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan seek $8 million in damages.
September 25, 1996 |
Sondra Locke wrested a fistful of dollars Tuesday from former lover and co-star Clint Eastwood, settling a fraud suit against the Academy Award-winning director she contended sabotaged her career after their 1989 split. The amount of the monetary settlement was not disclosed. The 48-year-old Locke said that she felt vindicated by what she considers a victory for "the little person." During the trial, she referred to Eastwood as "The Unfightable One."