Martin Scorsese slapped with lawsuit by jailed accountant
New York: Acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese has been slapped with a lawsuit after he allegedly failed to pay around 602,600 USD to his jailed accountant Kenneth Starr.
Court-appointed receivers for the firm filed the lawsuit against the`Taxi Driver`director in Manhattan Supreme Court, who has been accused of owing the sum for bookkeeping fees and services provided by his financial adviser, Starr, New York Post reported.
Starr, his accountant was arrested two months ago after on charges of embezzling 30 million USD from stars including Scorsese, Uma Thurman and Wesley Snipes.
According to legal documents the 67-year-old director had agreed to pay five per cent of his income between 2006 and 2010 to Starr Investment Advisors for bookkeeping fees and services provided by financial adviser.
A spokesperson for Scorsese said the director`s production company"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".