Ex-Banker Brings $25M Libel Suit Over 'Wolf Of Wall Street'

Law360, Los Angeles (February 19, 2014, 6:06 PM EST) -- A former Stratton Oakmont Inc. executive on Tuesday sued Paramount Pictures Corp. in New York federal court for $25 million, alleging “The Wolf of Wall Street” portrays him as a criminal, drug user and degenerate, damaging his reputation as a banker.

Andrew Greene, the former head of Stratton Oakmont's corporate finance department, alleges that the Oscar-nominated film's minor character Nicky “Rugrat” Koskoff bears his likeness — sharing his history as a childhood friend of Stratton Oakmont founder Jordan Belfort and his consistent wearing of a toupee,...
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