Glee star Josh Sussman has filed a lawsuit alleging he was duped into investing in a defunct production company.

The actor, who played Jacob Ben Israel on the hit musical show, claims he handed over almost $30,000 (£18,700) to Mikel Dusi and Gold Rush Pictures to invest in a film called Wally's Revenge.

He alleges that he had been promised a 20 per cent return on his investment within 90 days, but later discovered the company had folded two years earlier.

In the papers, obtained by, Sussman accuses Dusi of refusing to return his money and demanding another $50,000 (£31,000) to buy out of the deal.