NJ Residents Sue Leonardo DiCaprio Over Movie He Produced - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

NJ Residents Sue Leonardo DiCaprio Over Movie He Produced

Posted: Updated:

The film in question, "Out Of The Furnace," didn't receive great reviews, but the real outrage is towards DiCaprio's depiction of the film's mountain-dwelling characters.

The eight plaintiffs from Ramapo Mountains claim that DiCaprio's film, released Dec. 6, 2013, gave them emotional distress. DiCaprio's film is being accused of portraying the mountain townsmen as poorly educated and inbred.

DiCaprio now faces counts of false light, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, according to the official documents.

The documents suggest the claimants are demanding a trial by jury.

Key facts that the plaintiffs claim as defamation, according to the court documents:

  1. "Harlen DeGroat and 'his gang' are easily recognized as residents of the State of New Jersey and are referred to as the Ramapo Mountain People"
  2. "It is common knowledge that people from the Ramapo Mountains live in the Ramapo Mountains in New Jersey."
  3. "The movie shows a police car that has 'Bergen County' on it and a police officer wearing a Bergen County uniform"

Lines from the film that contribute to these claims, also according to the court documents:

  • "Inbred mountain folk from Jersey"
  • "You f*** with these inbreds, you'll be crawling back if you're lucky"
  • "In Ramapo they have fights"
  • "DeGroat is a nasty son of a b****. Money and drugs drove the crazy son of a b****."

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • HEAT AND HUMIDITY BACK

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:54 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:54:28 GMT

    Thursday, early clouds will lead to afternoon sun as highs today remain in the mid 80s. 

    Thursday: H-85 L-72

    Thursday, early clouds will lead to afternoon sun as highs today remain in the mid 80s. We stay dry Friday with lower humidity and sunny skies. We warm back up near 90 for the weekend with unsettled weather returning by Sunday.

    Thursday: H-85 L-72

    Friday: H-86 L-65

    This Weekend

    Saturday: H-88 L-64

    Sunday: H-91 L-73

  • Rally Of Solidarity For Israel Held In LOVE Park

    Rally Of Solidarity For Israel Held In LOVE Park

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:00:42 GMT
    SkyFOX was live over the scene shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, as big crowd gathered at LOVE Park in Philadelphia after area synagogues put out the call to stand with Israel.
    SkyFOX was live over the scene shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, as big crowd gathered at LOVE Park in Philadelphia after area synagogues put out the call to stand with Israel.
  • Southwest Agent Removes Passenger All Because Of A Tweet

    Southwest Agent Removes Passenger All Because Of A Tweet

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:47:14 GMT
    A Minnesota man was forced to get off a Southwest Airlines Flight because of a tweet.Duff Watson says the humiliating ordeal began Sunday July 20th, when he and his two children tried to board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis.Watson says he has priority boarding because he’s an “A-list customer.”But when he went to the gate, the agent wouldn’t allow his two children to board with him.Watson eventually tweeted about the horrible experience.The tweet stated, “Something to the effect of wow, ...
    A Minnesota man was forced to get off a Southwest Airlines Flight because of a tweet.Duff Watson says the humiliating ordeal began Sunday July 20th, when he and his two children tried to board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis.Watson says he has priority boarding because he’s an “A-list customer.”But when he went to the gate, the agent wouldn’t allow his two children to board with him.Watson eventually tweeted about the horrible experience.The tweet stated, “Something to the effect of wow, ...
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices