Promotion of 2012 Sundance Film Festival Leads to Defamation Showdown

Promotion of 2012 Sundance Film Festival Leads to Defamation Showdown

January 11– Hollywood Reporter
By Eriq Gardner

The Sundance Film Festival will open this year amid legal controversy. David Siegel, a real estate mogul who has constructed a $75 million mansion called America's Versailles in the heart of Orlando, is suing the organization that runs the festival and director Lauren Greenfield for defamation for hyping the upcoming documentary, The Queen of Versailles, as a film telling a "rags-to-riches-to-rags story."

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