Stephen Baldwin Sues Kevin Costner, Says He "Robbed" Him

Celebrity News Dec. 23, 2010 AT 10:33AM
Stephen Baldwin Sues Kevin Costner, Says He "Robbed" Him Credit: Steve Mack/Getty; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

Stephen Baldwin says he's one of the many victims of the BP oil rig disaster -- and he blames Kevin Costner.

Baldwin is suing Costner for unspecified damages over a business deal gone awry, documents at TMZ confirm.

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Back in April (when the oil spill first occurred), the suit says, Costner convinced Baldwin to become a 10% partner in a company that built machines that separated oil from water; the contraption was reportedly developed while Costner filmed Waterworld in the late 90s.

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The documents allege that Costner and his business partners didn't disclose deals that were already in place, and later convinced Baldwin to sell back his shares so Costner could make a bigger profit. The invention was reportedly sold to BP for over $52 million.

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Baldwin says he was "effectively robbed" of sharing in those profits, and that Costner and his team "schemed" to profit from the disaster.

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