Wooooooow. That's a LOT of money!
And now, the stars and producers of Bones want the network to pay up! On Monday, Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz — who play the leads on the popular program — filed a complaint against FOX regarding unpaid profits!
The actors are suing 20th Century Fox with Kathy Reichs, who wrote the books from which the show is adapted.
The 67-year-old and the TV stars allege that the studio has used phony accounting to cheat them out of "tens of millions of dollars."
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The legal docs claim the three "were being cheated out of more than $100 million in gross revenues and being overcharged many additional millions of dollars in alleged expenses."
Yikes. If that's true, it's definitely not fair!
Because of rights — and her role as executive producer — the author was supposedly due five percent of the show's profits. Emily and David were each allegedly owed 3 percent.
But that's not the only suit the studio is facing over the dramedy! Barry Josephson decided to sue last week, because he also feels like he hasn't been given the payment he deserves!
The executive producer claims that network execs Gary Newman and Dana Walden threatened to cancel the show unless he agreed to lower licensing fees for the fifth and sixth seasons.
That sounds shady to us! But what do U think, Perezcious readers? SOUND OFF in the comments!
[Image via FOX.]
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