Lawsuit Against 2016: Obama's America Filmmaker Gets Dismissed

Dinesh D'Souza off the hook for misusing funds.

Posted: 10/26/2012 09:00 AM EDT
2016: Obama's America

The results of the election may hang in the balance, but Dinesh D'Souza can already claim one victory.

The conservative writer and filmmaker behind 2016: Obama's America, a controversial so-called documentary which paints President Barack Obama as a radical with daddy issues, is the victor in an attempted lawsuit brought on by one of the film's producers. 

Doug Sain, producer of the successful doc (it's grossed $35.5 million to date), sued D'Souza recently over misuse of profits from the film. Among other things, Sain claims D'Souza assumed control of the finances of the production company and embezzled portions of it to pay himself a $50,000 director's fee and fund his book tour. However, the judge presiding over the case has thrown it out, claiming the plaintiff's case "lacks specificity."

Sain was successful in forcing D'Souza to air some dirty laundry that cost him his job as president of King's College in New York City. In court proceedings, it was revealed that D'Souza, who is married with children, may have had an affair with a student at the college. The right-wing pundit subsequently resigned from his post. 

2016: Obama's America is one of the most successful political documentaries in history, second only to Michael Moore's Farenheit 9/11.


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