“The principals of the production company behind ‘Duck Dynasty’ have filed a $100 million lawsuit against ITV Studios, accusing its leaders of mounting an ‘outrageous campaign of intimidation and extortion’ to depress the price ITV would pay to acquire the remaining 40% of Gurney Productions,” Variety reports.
The suit was filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Variety notes that the action “follows ITV’s firing last month of Scott and Deirdre Gurney from their namesake company, [in] which ITV acquired a majority interest in 2012. ITV has sued the couple, claiming they engaged in fraud and used company funds for personal expenses, among other allegations.”
The lawsuit names ITV Studios executives Brent Montgomery, Andrew Garard and David McGraynor as defendants along with the company, the report notes.