‘Bones’ Stars File New Lawsuit For “Tens Of Millions Of Dollars” Over Fox Profits, Highlight Hollywood News
In the new complaint filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by THR, reports the trio claim Fox has underpaid them through accounting tricks and “vertical integration,” in which a company’s production division licenses a show at an artificially discounted rate to the company’s affiliated distribution channel. They also claim Fox fraudulently accounted for revenue, employed strong-arm tactics to lower license fees to the point that the series never showed a profit, and withheld key documents that would help them better ascertain the extent to which they are owed money.
The complaint notes Fox’s “leading role in the well-documented history of Hollywood accounting scandals,” referencing past lawsuits over M*A*S*H*, The X-Files, NYPD Blue and Cops. A Fox spokesperson declined to comment on the new suit.