Spike Lee sued for failing to pay union health contributions
Filmmaker Spike Lee and his companies are being sued by the directors of three union benefit plans who contend he didn’t make sufficient health and pension contributions.
The lawsuit was filed this week against Lee, Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks and Black Butterfly Productions. It claims an audit found nearly $45,000 in unpaid contributions between September 2007 and March 2010.
The suit said Lee controlled Black Butterfly, a signatory to collective bargaining agreements, and treated its assets, which include the 2008 film, “Miracle at St. Anna,” as his own while failing to pay its debts.
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