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Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 May, 2005, 10:02 GMT 11:02 UK
Robin Williams mimic ends 'fraud'
Robin Williams
Williams, 53, won an Oscar for Good Will Hunting
A Robin Williams impersonator has agreed to stop posing as the actor after the Oscar-winning star sued him.

Williams accused Michael Clayton and manager Michael Pool of trying to defraud people by pretending to be the Hollywood star.

Williams said the pair had fooled a charity event organiser and a reporter.

Mr Clayton and Mr Pool "agreed they would enter into a stipulated injunction not to do it anymore," the actor's lawyer Gerald Margolis said.

"Each of them (Pool and Clayton) blamed the misrepresentation on the other one and they have each agreed they would enter into a stipulated injunction not to do it anymore," Mr Margolis said.

Michael Clayton
Michael Clayton says he is often mistaken for Robin Williams
In his legal action, Williams accused Mr Clayton going to "great lengths to dupe" the Missouri fire department and fundraisers that the real Robin Williams would attend a benefit event.

To convince the Missouri fund-raisers he was the real thing, Mr Clayton telephoned organisers and launched into a speech from the movie Mrs Doubtfire.

One-man show

When the facts were uncovered fundraisers called off the benefit, allegedly losing $45,000 (24,450).

Mr Clayton also gave an interview to a reporter from Minnesota's Star-Tribune newspaper as Robin Williams, which was later retracted by the paper.

Mr Clayton's website,, describes his act as a one-man and musical comedy show.

He has won many look-a-like shows as Williams and "everywhere he goes" he gets mistaken for the actor.

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