“Dr. Strange” actor and veritable Hollywood star Benedict Cumberbatch may be in some hot water with the small island nation of Barbados.Cumberbatch, whose credits include the BBC’s “Sherlock” as well as the aforementioned “Dr. Strange” films, and his family are currently under investigation by the Caribbean nation of Barbados, according to multiple outlets.
The Daily Beast, The Telegraph and Sky News all reported on the ongoing legal issues facing the actor.
As The Daily Beast notes, Barbados government officials are seeking reparations from the descendants of slave-owning families and plantation owners.
Cumberbatch reportedly has a seventh great-grandfather who bought a plantation in 1728, thus triggering the Barbados government to look into the erstwhile actor.