Leonardo DiCaprio will be deposed in a $25 million defamation lawsuit over The Wolf of Wall Street.
The Oscar winner, who played Jordan Belfort in the 2013 hit, is set to be questioned byAndrew Greene‘s lawyers. Greene sued Paramount Pictures and others in 2014 claiming The Wolf of Wall Street portrayed him as a “toupee-wearing, prostitute-loving degenerate” named Nicky “Rugrat” Koskoff. Actor P.J. Byrne played Greene in the film.
So why is Leo to blame?
He co-produced the movie and sources say, “DiCaprio was a driving force behind getting the flick made and is knowledgeable regarding significant issues in this case.”
The suit 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.”