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Wolf of Defamation

Wolf of Defamation

A lawyer named Andrew Greene filed a lawsuit demanding that “Wolf of Wall Street” be removed from theaters, based on claims that the film defames him. The suit argues that it is “readily apparent” that the film’s character Nicky “Rugrat” Koskoff was based on Greene and depicts him as a “criminal, drug user, degenerate.” Greene is asking for more than $25 million in damages from the filmmakers, claiming that because of the film he “will be permanently linked to the crimes and loathsome behavior portrayed by his likeness in the motion picture, despite never having been interviewed, questioned, charged, imprisoned, or even arrested for the illicit and despicable behavior shown in the motion picture.”

Zoe Rosenthal

Zoe Rosenthal is a second-year law student at Fordham University School of Law and a staff member of the Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal. As an undergraduate, she studied politics at Bates College in Maine. Prior to attending Fordham, she worked as a legal assistant at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. In her free time, Zoe enjoys cooking (and eating) anything with tomatoes and sampling hot sauces to add to her collection.