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'The Wire' Star Michael K. Williams Claims He Is Being Extorted by Ex-Friend

By TheBlast Staff

Michael K. Williams is accusing his former friend of extorting him for $450,000 because Williams wouldn’t cough up cash after being threatened with a media battle.

As The Blast first reported, Michael Kimbrew sued Williams last year claiming "The Wire" star entered into a deal with Kimbrew to become a partner in his production company and give him a 20% share of revenue earned by Williams.

Kimbrew claimed he was owed $450,000.

In new court documents obtained by The Blast, Williams is demanding the lawsuit against him be dismissed.

Williams accuses Kimbrew of filing the suit "to exploit his one-time friendship" and claims "Kimbrew is a one-time driver and 'hanger-on' of Williams, who, having had his demands for money repeatedly rejected by Williams, now seeks to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from Williams" by filing the complaint.

The actor accuses Kimbrew of even threatening his accountant repeatedly, saying he would commence a "long drawn out ugly legal battle in the media and in the court system" against the actor if he wasn’t paid.

The case is ongoing.

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