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10/14/2010 10:13 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Judge: Lee Daniels' $1M bail offer is 'Precious,' but brother-in-law Butler to stay behind bars

The director of the acclaimed movie "Precious" offered to back a $1 million bail to spring his brother-in-law from prison - but a federal judge was not impressed.

Lee Daniels agreed to sign a million-dollar bond backed by his New York condo as collateral for his sister's husband, Henry (Black) Butler.

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