Leave It To Beaver Troublemaker Osmond Sues Screen Actors Guild

Beloved U.S. TV star KEN OSMOND is suing the Screen Actors Guild union bosses for allegedly holding back more than $8 million (GBP4 million) in foreign royalties belonging to him and his peers. The Leave It To Beaver star filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles on Tuesday (18Sep07), accusing SAG chiefs of "unjust enrichment" and "violations of the California business code". The lawsuit seeks class-action status on behalf of at least 30,000 actors and others. Osmond argues that since at least 1996, SAG has collected royalties for use of TV and movie productions outside the U.S. in the form of levies for video rentals, private copying, cable transmissions and other uses. He says very little of the cash has been distributed to the actors, himself included. The lawsuit contends that the guild has collected more than $8 million (GBP4 million) - but paid out only about $250,000 (GBP125,000). In the documents, Osmond says, "SAG stated that paying out the monies was 'complex,' and that it did not have a system in place to pay out such monies."


Contactmusic
Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Labrinth - Jealous Video

With his 'Take Me to the Truth' album set for release in 2015, Labrinth has released the album's second single, 'Jealous'...

Labrinth - Jealous Video

T-Pain Can Sing Without Auto-Tune - Who Knew?

T-Pain - or as he's known to many, the king of Auto-Tune. Well, it turns out this guy has a pretty beautiful...

T-Pain Can Sing Without Auto-Tune - Who Knew?

Paul Reubens Announces Pee-Wee Herman Movie on 'Tonight Show'

Paul Reubens confirmed that the Pee-wee Herman movie that's apparently...

Paul Reubens Announces Pee-Wee Herman Movie on 'Tonight Show'

Nightcrawler Offers A New Antihero In Jake Gyllenhaal's Eerily Stunning Performance

Critics are comparing Jake Gyllenhaal to Robert De Niro for his committed...

Nightcrawler Offers A New Antihero In Jake Gyllenhaal's Eerily Stunning Performance

Kristin Scott Thomas to Play The Queen in Revival of 'The Audience'

Kristin Scott Thomas has been confirmed to play The Queen in a revival of...

Kristin Scott Thomas to Play The Queen in Revival of 'The Audience'

Alexandre Aja's Horns Sends Daniel Radcliffe In A New Direction

As Daniel Radcliffe continues to experiment with movie genres, he has...

Alexandre Aja's Horns Sends Daniel Radcliffe In A New Direction

Mr Turner Gives Timothy Spall The Role He Deserves In Artist Biopic

Timothy Spall is one of those actors who works regularly and is constantly...

Mr Turner Gives Timothy Spall The Role He Deserves In Artist Biopic

Charlie Sheen To Return For "Two and a Half Men" Finale? Don't Get Your Hopes Up

After Charlie Sheen’s fallout with the producers of Two and a Half Men, his...

Charlie Sheen To Return For

Friends, Family Allegedly Worried About Amanda Bynes After Release From Psychiatric Hold

Following her latest stint in a psychiatric facility, Amanda Bynes was...

Friends, Family Allegedly Worried About Amanda Bynes After Release From Psychiatric Hold
Advertisement

Comments

Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All