We've Got Hollywood Covered

Bergstein Blames Hedge Fund for Money Woes in Countersuit

The troubled film financier and his partner say bankrupt Zwirn is to blame for all their troubles

Embattled film financier David Bergstein and his business partner, Ronald Tutor, have filed a countersuit against bankrupt New York hedge fund D.B. Zwirn, blaming it for their widespread financial woes, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Their lawsuit states that Zwirn’s actions slowed or halted production of six movies, including "Stopping Power" and "Black Water Transit." Zwirn and its affiliates sued Bergstein, Tutor and their companies in November for repayment of more than $120 million; the partners’ lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Los Angeles, seeks a reduction in the amount owed, damages and costs.

In a separate legal action, Bergstein was sued in March by a large group of creditors, who are seeking repayment of millions in unpaid debts and were granted trustee powers over his many companies.

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter.