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Kenneth Starr sues Scorsese for $600,000

Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese was sued on Thursday for $600,000 for bookkeeping costs and other services provided by jailed financial advisor Kenneth Starr.
/ Source: Reuters

Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese was sued on Thursday for $600,000 for bookkeeping costs and other services provided by jailed financial advisor Kenneth Starr.

Starr Investment Advisors managed Scorsese's money from 2006 to 2010, but "The Departed" director failed to pay the company's fee of five percent of earned income, according to a complaint filed by company receiver Aurora Cassirer in New York State Supreme court.

"Martin Scorsese's Sikelia Productions has paid substantial fees to his former business manager's firm, and if it has been determined that there is anything still outstanding, it will be rectified," a representative for the filmmaker said in a statement.

Starr, 66, is accused of stealing at least $59 million from celebrities, including Scorsese, actors Uma Thurman, Al Pacino and others. Starr has been charged with wire fraud, securities fraud and misappropriation of funds.

His company, which was put into receivership, managed more than $700 million for close to 200 wealthy individuals.

The lawsuit seeks to recover many of Starr's assets on behalf of defrauded investors.