Spotlight documents: The Cinel lawsuit
Washington Cinel, the major investor in a Christian entertainment company called Good News Holdings, has sued Kirkpatrick and other company founders for allegedly defrauding him out of $2.25 million. He alleges that Kirkpatrick illegally took the Plymouth studio from Good News and tried to trick Cinel into selling his shares in the company to a convicted felon. Kirkpatrick calls the Cinel lawsuit a "rat's nest" of charges and countercharges among former owners of Good News and insists that no one stole anything.
In this excerpt from his lawsuit, Cinel alleges that Kirkpatrick "looted'' Good News Holdings, and tried to get convicted felon George Thomas Bobbitt to purchase the company.
In this legal reply, Kirkpatrick answers Cinel's complaint.
This is an excerpt from a related lawsuit filed by Christopher Chisholm, chief executive officer of Good News Holdings.
The novelist sent a scathing e-mail after a movie idea collapsed.
Documents from the former Paramount chief's 2005 bankruptcy filing.
A Good News Holdings investor sues Kirkpatrick.
A 7-page advertisement Good News Holdings ran.