‘The Wire’ Star Accused of Hustling Former Business Manager

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“The Wire” star Michael K. Williams is accused of screwing over his former friend and manager after he allegedly saved the actor from sleeping on a couch.

Michael Kimbrew says he met Williams back in 2004 at the Sony Pictures Studio and they became friends.  Despite the actor being the star of the HBO show, he apparently became destitute following the show’s end in 2008.

Kimbrew claims the actor would frequently stay on his couch.  He became increasingly alarmed at Williams’ poor financial judgement and worried about his ability to deal with personal issues.

In September 2010, Kimbrew says he entered into a deal with Williams to become a partner in his production company. The agreement stated he would get a 20% share of revenue earned by Williams.

Kimbrew claims to have secured a ton of deals for the actor, including “Robocop,” “12 Years a Slave,” “The Purge 2” and “The Wire: The Musical.”

Kimbrew says Williams earned over $2.5 million and should have been compensated $450,000.  However, he claims he’s only collected $3,000 and now he wants the $450,000 plus interest.

William’s attorney tells us the actor plans on vigorously defending himself against the accusations.

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