It's Waterworld meets Wall Street as Stephen Baldwin has just filed a lawsuit against Kevin Costner.
None of us have forgotten the terrible oil spill off the gulf this year that massacred the ecosystem and cost so many people so much. Apparently, one of those people hurt by the spill was Stephen, but he's not blaming BP - he's blaming Kevin for allegedly duping him.
The story goes, according to the lawsuit, that Stephen bought a 10% share in Kevin's invention that separates oil from water. Apparently, around when the spill first occured, Kevin made it seem that he had already sold his shares in the company and advised Stephen to do the same. Turns out, as we all know, Kevin didn't sell any of his shares and brought the company and the invention to the forefront of the efforts to clean up the spill.
Stephen says that he fells "duped," claiming he was told there were no plans to sell the contraption to BP and that he was forced out as a partner so more money should be shared amongst Kevin and his other partners. The deal with BP ended up bringing in more than $52 million. That's a hefty sum to be left out of!
Get a good lawyer Stephen and you might just have a case. We're interested to hear what Kevin has to say about this kind of shady dealing!
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