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Rasputin And The Empress

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. 

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