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Harry Shearer Sues Over Spinal Tap Profits

10/18/2016
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(Classic Rock) Actor Harry Shearer is suing entertainment group Vivendi after claiming he'd been denied profits from the cult classic film This Is Spinal Tap.

In a lawsuit filed at the Central District Court of California on Monday, the star accuses Vivendi of conducting a "fraudulent accounting for revenues from music copyrights" through Universal - as well as mismanaging film and merchandising rights through sister companies such as Studio Canal.

According to Vivendi, Shearer claims he and his co-creators were entitled to just $81 in merchandising income between 1984 and 2006. The firm also reported total income from soundtrack music sales for the four creators of the film was reported by Vivendi as just $98 between 1989 and 2006. Read more here.

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