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Willis sues former friend for $1m
Die Hard actor Bruce Willis is suing a childhood friend, claiming he tried to extort $100,000 (52,500) from him.

Willis claims Bruce DiMattia threatened to release private photos and disclose personal information unless he was given the money and bought a car.

The actor is seeking $1m (525,000) damages, according to papers filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Mr DiMattia worked for Willis from 2002-2006, maintaining the actor's personal items and memorabilia.

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