Three's a charm -- One more lawsuit for Nicolas Cage

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Get out your dry-erase boards. Nic Cage is involved in yet another lawsuit. It seems that any day ending in "y" is unlucky for the sullen star. By our tally, that make three lawsuits in a span of about six weeks or so.

In case you forgot (or are having trouble keeping them straight), his former baby mama is suing him for $13 million. Then there's the counter lawsuit his former business-manager-turned-frequent-co-defendant/counter-suitor, Samuel J. Levin, slapped on him back in October. Not to mention the little matter of him sitting in hot water with Uncle Sam, owing the IRS a reported $6.3 million.

There is good news for Cage. Red Curb Investments is NOT suing him for $36.7 million, as previously reported by People magazine. PHEW! That was a close one!

But like any tragic Hollywood epic, there's bad news, too. Cage was slapped with a $3 million lawsuit from Red Curb for failure to pay back almost $3 million in loans from 2007. Don't worry about Levin, he hasn't been left out. Red Curb is suing him, too.

According to Access Hollywood, which obtained the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Dec. 18, "[Red Curb] was assured that Cage had substantial assets consisting of high-end residential property, yachts, airplanes, antiques, custom automobiles, jewelry, furs, and other valuable assets sufficient to assure repayment of the... loan."

"The representations made concerning Cage's financial condition were false and were made with the intent to deceive [Red Curb] about Cage's true financial condition. By the summer of 2007, Defendants were aware that Cage was hopelessly in debt, yet continued to live in a lavish manner."

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No doubt these days, Cage's legal eagle attorney Marty Singer is earning his paycheck. And perhaps a spot in the Hollywood Attorney's Hall of Fame.One has to assume Singer himself might be having trouble volleying between all the motions and complaints his client generates these days.


Gina Roberts-Grey is a freelance journalist specializing in health, celebrity and consumer issues.
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