Bruce Willis' Company Sued for $4 Million
Mon, 02 Mar 2009 10:21:01
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Bruce Willis and his Willis Bros. production company are being sued in Los Angeles for $4 million over a breach of contract. The lawsuit was filed last Friday over a contract between three companies over Three Stories About Joan, which Willis was supposed to star in as well as make his directorial debut with. The lawsuit claims that Willis quit as the film's director on September 29 of last year without so much as a notice to the other filmmakers, which was in direct violation of his agreement.
Willis' publicist has not commented on the suit. However, Henry Gradstein, the attorney for the companies that are suing Willis, says the courts will resolve this matter. The plaintiffs are Foresight Unlimited, Signature Entertainment Group, and Three Stories Productions.
In other legal news, actor Jeremy Piven, who exited the Broadway production of Speed the Plow prematurely in December, claiming to be infected by a case of mercury poisoning, isn't off the hook yet. The producers of the show have elected to pursue independent arbitration in their dispute with the star. Since a unanimous decision could not be reached by a committee consisting of producers and Actors' Equity members, no decision was handed down, which lead to the arbitration.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff