CBS Sues Over Fall Special

Nov 6, 2014  •  Post A Comment

CBS has filed a lawsuit over a special that aired on the network this fall. TheWrap.com reports that the network sued Three Lions Entertainment over the special “Fashion Rocks,” alleging the production company stiffed the network on almost $2.5 million.

The program aired Sept. 9, hosted by Ryan Seacrest.

“The lawsuit is colorfully worded; it describes Three Lions principal Richard Beckman as ‘a former magazine executive who has attempted to reinvent himself as a live entertainment impresario’ and says fellow principal Joel Katz is ‘a partner in the international law firm Greenberg Traurig who touts his relationship with the Grammy Awards and other entertainment industry clients as his calling card,’” the story reports.

CBS is alleging that Three Lions was supposed to pay the network a $2.45 million fee by the 15th day of the month following the month in which the program was aired, but that the company failed to make the payment in October. CBS claims that when it asked for payment in late October, it was informed that Three Lions was insolvent.

TheWrap adds: “That would seem to be the case; when TheWrap attempted to reach Three Lions for comment, they were confronted with a homepage that stated little more than ‘Creditors Click Here.’”

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