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Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio to testify in Wolf of Wall Street libel case

News Agencies | Updated on: 17 June 2016, 19:33 IST

A judge has ordered Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio to give a testimony in a libel case concerning The Wolf of Wall Street.

The 41-year-old Oscar winner starred in the 2013 Martin Scorsese film as Jordan Belfort, though another former Stratton Oakmont executive is suing producers over his own depiction in the movie, reported Independent Online.

Andrew Greene's name was changed to Nicky Koskoff in the movie, and he claimed that the film's representation of him was unfair and false. He has sued for defamation for $15 million.

The first judge the case went to rejected those original claims, but Greene was allowed to assert that the filmmakers libelled him.

Scorsese and screenwriter Terrence Winter have given testimony, and it was argued that DiCaprio had no need to testify as he had not portrayed the character or written the script.

However, the judge has rejected the argument, and ordered that DiCaprio be deposed. The actor was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Belfort, known as the titular Wolf of Wall Street.

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Edited by Aishwarya Yerra

First published: 17 June 2016, 19:33 IST
 
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