Frank Darabont, who was showrunner on The Walking Dead until a falling out between him and the AMC, has filed another lawsuit against the network. The basis of the new suit is an audit, and along with Darabont, Dark Woods Productions and Creative Artists Agency are named as plaintiffs. The lawsuit will seek no less than $10 million. An excerpt from the suit, filed on Wednesday, follows below.
“Having recently completed an audit of AMC’s accounting records, it is now clear that AMC’s wrongful conduct extends well beyond artificially deflated license fees. AMC has used a variety of shady accounting practices … to withhold tens of millions more.”
Of course, as always, there are two sides to every story. Below, you can read a statement provided to TheWrap by Orin Snyder of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
“At the heart of this lawsuit — and all the litigation related to ‘The Walking Dead’ — is the greed of CAA. Their goal is every dollar for themselves, with total disregard for contracts, clients, fairness or even basic decency. AMC was the only network willing to take a risk on ‘The Walking Dead,’ after many others passed. AMC has been an honest steward of the series and has paid all of its creative partners handsomely and appropriately. This is just another opportunistic lawsuit orchestrated by the most powerful lawyers and Hollywood agents seeking an unjustified windfall and we are confident that it will be defeated in court.”
Darabont first sued AMC back in 2013 in a lawsuit seeking $280 million.
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