Executives at a film production company in New York are locked in a legal battle with the company's former president over who won the firm a credit on new movie BLACK SWAN.
Bosses at Overnight LLC, led by producer Rick Schwartz, have filed suit against Aaron Kaufman alleging his "gross lapses in judgment" cost the company millions of dollars in lost revenue.
The suit, filed at a court in Manhattan, claims Kaufman "misrepresented his knowledge, skill and experience (and) pretended to be knowledgeable about the financing of motion pictures when he was not." It accuses him of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and misappropriation of corporate opportunity.
Kaufman has slammed the claims and hit back, alleging Schwartz only received a credit as executive producer on Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman, because of his help and has vowed to counter-sue over the matter.
He tells Reuters, "Literally every point is either baseless or shaded to the point of being a lie. Literally there is not almost a single factual thing in the lawsuit, and he goes after me personally, which is libellous."