Speed the Plow was one week from breaking even when it's biggest draw, Jeremy Piven, resigned due to 'mercury poisoning' last month.
Understandably, show investors are pissed about the fishy excuse and are calling for Pivert's head!
A source disclosed that backers are hoping to "squeeze some money out of him," since he destroyed "our chances of making a profit."
Well, it looks like the producers have some legal recourse!
A report says under the Actors' Equity contract, the producers are entitled to have Pivert's medical records examined by another doctor.
And, if they suspect fraud, they can sue him.
The show's lead producer has admitted that another doctor has already examined the Piv, but would not disclose the results.
"They are confidential," he said. But, added, "We're in the process of discussing what our next step will be."
We wouldn't be surprised if the Piv ingested a load of mercury before the 'other' doctor saw him to save his ass!