24 August 2012 10:36 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Reps for Martin Scorsese called the  lawsuit filed against the director — which claims breach of written contract, intentional misrepresentation, and negligent misrepresentation around the filming of the movie Silence –  a “meritless action” and believe it has “all the earmarks of a media stunt.”

Below is Scorsese’s full statement in response to the filing:

“It is shocking to us that the lawyers for Cecchi Gori Pictures would file a suit pursuing such absurd claims considering the amicable working relationship existing between Martin Scorsese and the principals of Cecchi Gori Pictures.The claims asserted are completely contradicted by, inconsistent with, and »

- Erin Strecker

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