During the production of Rasputin and the Empress, MGM, seeking to avoid a lawsuit, fictionalized the role of Prince Yusupov in the film, giving his character a fabricated name: Prince Chegodieff.
Yusupov, hardly fooled by the transparent ruse, sued the studio in a London court and was awarded a sizable judgment. Shortly thereafter, the studio was sued again and another sizable judgment awarded to another plaintiff. The second plaintiff? The real Prince Chegodieff.