Producer Sues Over Chicago Profits

CHICAGO producer MARTIN RICHARDS is suing HARVEY and BOB WEINSTEIN, Miramax and Disney over unpaid profits from the 2002 hit musical.

Richards claims he is owed a $25 million (GBP13.1 million) share of the movie's profits - but has been snubbed by Miramax moguls the Weinsteins who claim the movie made a loss.

After waiting to give them the chance to resolve a dispute with Miramax's parent company, Richards has had enough and hired a lawyer to battle it out in court.

He tells Pagesix.com, "I waited long enough. I kept waiting until he got through his headaches with Disney. But Harvey got $100 million personally from Disney, and he owes me $25 million. I've been threatening. Now I'm doing. I'm suing the s**t out of him.

"His people said Chicago is $10 million in the red. I guess if I wait ten more years it'll be more like $36 million in the red. Not easy since the DVD income alone was $100 million, and the movie made almost $400 million, and he's still telling me it lost money?

"I'm going to demand a jury trial."

29/06/2005 05:55

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Tags: Chicago - Martin Richards - Bob Weinstein

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