Stephen Baldwin Sues Kevin Costner

Posted Thursday December 23, 2010 12:16 PM GMT

After not getting his end of the bargain, Stephen Baldwin is suing Kevin Costner over a BP oil rig disaster.

According to TMZ, the “Shoot the Duke” actor is suing the “Rumor Has It” stud for unspecified damages over a business deal gone awry.

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 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 $52 million and Stephen says he was “effectively robbed” of sharing in those profits and that Kevin’s team “schemed” to profit from the disaster.

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