Just last week, Twitchy covered news around Michael Moore ‘stiffing’ his wife (we know, phrasing, sorry!) and not making good on paying her ‘fair share’ of movie profits. And now today this came across our feed …
Meet film critic and historian Leonard Martin, a nice enough fellow who clearly takes no joy in calling Michael out AGAIN for stiffing someone else … this time a group he worked with on ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’.
I’m extremely uncomfortable doing something like this. I have no desire to fight or argue with anyone—but I must stand up for my dear friends at Boston Light and Sound. #MichaelMoore is slandering them—and I can’t stand idly by while that happens. pic.twitter.com/Skw1saBSiW
— Leonard Maltin (@leonardmaltin) September 9, 2018
And we’re sadly not surprised.
Let's see if the Hollywood press picks this story up…
— Christian Toto (@HollywoodInToto) September 10, 2018
We’re not the Hollywood press but we’re more than happy to pick it up.
Maltin says the filmmakers had to sue Moore, whose new film “Fahrenheit 11/9” opens Sept. 19, to recover more than $150,000 for services rendered to the Traverse City Film Festival. Moore founded the event in 2005 and continues as its very public face.
According to Maltin, Moore called the lawsuit a “personal vendetta” during a recent TIFF appearance.
While many film scribes wade into the culture wars Maltin sticks to the filmmaking facts. He’s not the sort to attack someone in such a fashion.
But tell us more about evil rich guys, Michael.
— Post-Smatt (@mdrache) September 10, 2018
Took some cojones to call Michael out with a video.
Absolutely no way to conduct business. On any level. https://t.co/7QYiZstnNp
— Kenny Adams (@oddzuki) September 10, 2018
What say you, Michael?