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‘Birdman’ Financier Worldview Slammed With $70M Lawsuit By Heiress Investor

Worldview’s problems worsen…


The legal fallout continues after the shakeups started last June at the film financing company formerly run by Christopher Woodrow. This time it is the one of the biggest investors in Worldview Entertainment taking the once high-flying company that had multi-picture deals with The Weinstein Company and a $5.458 million stake in the Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu-directed Birdman to court. Sarah Johnson, daughter of the founder of financial services giant Franklin Templeton Investments and San Francisco Giants owner Charles B. Johnson,  wants her “nearly $25 million” and more back from the semi-shuttered and now highly litigated company.

“After fraudulently inducing Plaintiff to invest millions of dollars in the Worldview Film Funds, Defendants Cestone, Woodrow, Conners and Morgan, and the corporate entities that they managed, engaged in gross mismanagement and breaches of fiduciary duty,” says a 18-claim lawsuit (read it here) filed in New York Supreme Court by Johnson on…

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