The show's producers sued Marc Thibodeau in New York State Supreme Court on Tuesday, claiming defamation and breach of contract and fiduciary duty.
They say Thibodeau sent emails discouraging a possible investor from putting $2.25 million into the show. Thibodeau also represented "The Phantom of the Opera" for 25 years.
Thibodeau's lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman, tells The New York Times ( http://nyti.ms/116f5Dp ) that his client was an "innocent whistle-blower."
The producers also sued Long Island securities dealer Mark Hotton in October. He is criminally charged with pretending to raise millions from investors in return for a commission and travel expenses.
Hotton's lawyer has said his client didn't set out to defraud the show.
The show is on hold indefinitely.
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