Stephen Baldwin suing Kevin Costner over BP oil machine deal

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Kevin Costner may have been helping BP figure out one way to clean up BP's Gulf oil spill, but Stephen Baldwin is suing mad he didn't get a piece of the action. He filed a lawsuit against Costner for allegedly tricking him into selling his shares in the company that builds the filtering machines.

The Louisiana-based federal case says that in April Baldwin met with Kevin to become a 10 percent partner backing a device that separated oil from water, which was developed way back during Waterworld, TMZ reports. Stephen alleges Costner and his partners hid a deal worth $52 million to sell the invention to BP. They then acted like Kevin had already sold off his shares while he was still invested, specifically to get Baldwin to sell his shares so they could make even more money, he says.

Baldwin's seeking unspecified damages, but $5.2 million sounds about right, wouldn't you say? To be fair, it wouldn't be the first time Stephen's made a bad choice. Did you ever see Earthstorm on SyFy? Yeesh.

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[Last modified: Thursday, December 23, 2010 1:56pm]

    

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