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Timeshare mogul David Siegel loses battle over ‘Versailles’ documentary

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Courts ruled with filmmaker Lauren Greenfield, left, over a defamation of character suit filed by David Siegel and his wife Jacqueline, right,over the documentary film she made about their lives, “The Queen of Versailles.” - GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO
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  • Courts ruled with filmmaker Lauren Greenfield, left, over a defamation of character suit filed by David Siegel and his wife Jacqueline, right,over the documentary film she made about their lives, “The Queen of Versailles.”

The man whose life with his wife was the focus of the documentary “The Queen of Versailles” has had his defamation lawsuit against the filmmakers thrown out, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film detailed timeshare mogul David Siegel’s quest to build the world’s biggest McMansion in Florida. Halfway through filming, however, the economy tanked and the movie became a peek inside the crumbling life of the businessman.

Siegel was not amused. “Tough cookies,” said a judge, to paraphrase.