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“Now Tina, this is really uncalled for …” William spoke up as the tension in the room was escalating.
“Uncalled for? You know what’s uncalled for … a billionaire stealing the negatives of his own movie just so he can put in a claim for insurance money.”
“What are you talking about?” William stood to his full 5’4 height. Tina towered him by a good 4”.
“You tell me William. Are you in cahoots with this bald impotent worm and this scourge of the earth miscreant to fuck me over?” Tina asked now turning her venom on the investor. She needed to understand his role, since Trevor’s investigation had tied him to what they suspected was the $5M payoff.
“Honestly Tina. I can’t believe your audacity.” William answered incensed at the implied accusation.
“Fuck this. We’re done here. I’ll leave it to the FBI to sort it out. Ms. Villa, Mr. Winters thank you both for your time. Max I’ll be in touch. If you need to reach me call my cell phone. I’ll be staying in Vancouver for the next month on leave.” Tina picked up her phone and left the room.
“What the hell just happened?”
Max’s voice was heard for the first time. “By the way Aaron in case you’re wondering you’re fired and I’d watch the name calling unless you want to face a defamation lawsuit. Don’t bother to come back to the studio, just make sure Sally knows where to find you.”
“What about my movie?” William asked addressing Max.
“William, rest assured that a full-blown investigation is already on the way. The FBI has been notified and we already have some solid leads that are being pursued. I’d advise everyone to make yourselves available for questioning and have legal counsel present. Do not make any attempt to contact Ms. Kennard. Sally will handle any correspondence on her behalf. Sally please make sure William knows how to reach you”
“Will do Max.” Sally said pulling out a business card and handing one to William. Max signed off wishing everyone safe travels. Sally disconnected the video conference line and all the screens went black.