Leonardo Dicaprio will be deposed in a $25 million defamation lawsuit over the 2013 blockbuster Wolf of Wall Street.
Leonardo played the Hugh Hefner style playboy character Jordan Belfort in the movie and was nominated for an Academy Award within the role. Leonardo is set to be questioned due to Paramount Pictures being sued by Andrew Greene. Andrew Greene claimed the film portrayed him as a prostitute-loving degenerate named Nicky “Rugrat” Koskoff.
They said DiCaprio, who co-produced the movie, was a “driving force” behind getting the flick made and is “knowledgeable regarding significant issues in this case,” according to a court filing.
The character Nicky Koskoff was mocked throughout the movie for donning a fake hairpiece, portraying zero morals and for being a consistent drug abuser.
Andrew Greene worked for infamous boiler-room stock firm Stratton Oakmont from 1993 to 1996 and was a childhood friend of Jordan Belfort in real life, the lawsuit says.
“The motion picture’s scenes concerning Mr. Greene were false, defamatory, and fundamentally injurious to Mr. Greene’s professional reputation, both as an attorney and as an investment banker/venture capitalist, as well as his personal reputation,” the suit says.
It will be interesting to see how this one turns out.