The Wolf Of Wall Street Partner Sues Scorsese

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Martin Scorsese won’t be thrilled to find out Jordan Belfort’s former business partner is suing him because of his portrayal as a drug addict in the blockbuster The Wolf of Wall Street.

Andrew Greene has filed a federal lawsuit against Scorsese and Paramount Pictures demanding $25 million in damages, alleging he’s been portrayed as a criminal and drug-addict without his permission.

Greene, who inspired the character Nicky Koskoff in the movie, claims the filmmakers didn’t seek his permission to use his name or identity.

The plaintiff’s a former executive of Stratton Oakmont, Belfort’s stockbroking firm, and he was portrayed by P.J. Byrne in the acclaimed movie.

However, Andrew Greene isn’t the only former Stratton Oakmont employee who was unsatisfied with the character portrayal of himself.

Danny Porush, whose Jonah Hill’s character, Donnie Azoff, was based on, also stated, “There is no character which accurately depicts me. I’ve seen the film, and like you, I didn’t know what was going to happen next. It’s a complete work of fiction. We can all have a good laugh at it at the movie, but we are all glad it is over.”

“The character in the movie is not me. I had nothing to do with the film and I don’t live in the past. It’s not me, and anyone that knows me will know that I never did any of those things.”

“It comes from the imagination of Hollywood writers and is based on several characters, not just me,” Porush added.

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