Matthew MCClintock is alleged to have boasted of producing a cowboy documentary which would be narrated by the Dirty Harry star, while also stating it would be aired on U.S. TV network PBS.

According to the New York Post, state prosecutors allege in court papers filed in Helena, Montana on Wednesday (05Aug15) that the actor was never contacted to take part and that MCClintock used almost every penny of the $24,232 (£15,145) of funding he obtained to pay his own personal living costs.

It is also claimed that a cancer charity MCClintock named as a future recipient of some of the film's royalties does not exist.