Harry Shearer Sues Vivendi for $125 Million

Oct 18, 2016  •  Post A Comment

One of the most beloved projects from Harry Shearer is at the heart of a $125 million complaint the actor, comedian and filmmaker filed Monday against Vivendi.

At issue are profits from the 1984 mockumentary “This Is Spinal Tap,” co-created by Shearer. The complaint accuses Vivendi of breach of contract and seeks a jury trial.

Deadline.com published this quote from the complaint: “Defendant Vivendi and its agents, including StudioCanal executive Ron Halpern, have engaged in anti-competitive business practices by manipulating accounting between Vivendi film and music subsidiaries and have engaged in fraud to deprive the Spinal Tap creators of a fair return for their work.”

Shearer tweeted a video about the lawsuit, which you can watch by clicking on the link to Deadline above.


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