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Binman wins 'rubbish' film case

Title: Binman wins 'rubbish' film case
Date: Tuesday, 19 March 2002
Publisher: BBC News
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Benjamin "the binman" Pell, known for rifling through celebrities' rubbish, has won a court victory against a man who promised to make a film of his life. He will now get £77,500 back from businessman John Mappin, who told Mr Pell he could turn his story into a Hollywood blockbuster. Mr Pell said he had been "duped" into handing over the money to Mr Mappin, who claimed he would sign up a famous film director. But instead, he enlisted his best ... [Read the rest at]