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Benjamin Pell — better known as Benji the Binman - yesterday launched a High Court damages action claiming he was misled into handing over money for a Hollywood blockbuster to be made out of his life. Mr Pell has brought an action for fraudulent misrepresentation against businessman John Mappin. He is seeking the repayment of pounds 77,500 and unspecified damages. Mr Pell's counsel, Marion Smith, told Mr Justice Gray that his primary case was that he was 'duped' into paying out the money to Mr Mappin or his company, Storymaster Ltd. The hearing was adjourned until today.