The Broadway production team behind the folded show Rebecca: The Musical today filed a $100 million fraud lawsuit against stockbroker Mark Hotton who earlier this week was arrested at his waterfront home on Long Island. Hotton faces federal charges of wire fraud for allegedly fabricating four investors who were going to put up $4.5M in funds for the Broadhurst Theatre show based on the classic Daphne du Maurier novel. The lawsuit mirrors the federal case, charging that Hotton perpetrated “an elaborate ruse. None of the investors existed; he had concocted them all,” according to the lawsuit filed in New York state court. “Hotton made up the names, dates of birth, home addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, and signatures of purported investors.”
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