Rick Santorum’s film studio sues former execs over ‘sabotage’

October 2, 2013

Santorum in 2012. (Jae C. Hong / AP)

Rick Santorum’s new career as a movie mogul is experiencing some bumps. EchoLight Studio, the Christian film studio he joined as CEO in June, this week sued two freshly-fired top execs for allegedly attempting to “sabotage” the company, reports Courthouse News Service. The lawsuit claims that one of the execs refused to hand over financial documents concerning investments in a movie project and threatened to “malign” the new boss in the showbiz trade papers. The filing also blames the other exec for “hijacking” the company’s Facebook account — rewriting it to describe himself as founder — in the days after he was fired last week. EchoLight focuses on family-friendly projects — works in progress include Susan Boyle’s screen debut in an inspirational Christmas tale — and Santorum was brought on to help raise $20 million in investment funds, reports Hollywood Reporter. Company reps wouldn’t say if they’ve hit the mark but said they’re doing well.

Earlier: Rick Santorum now running Christian movie studio, 6/24/13

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