Chuck Norris starred in “Walker, Texas Ranger” — and did not get the cash to show it.
A lawsuit filed by the actor’s manufacturing firm, Prime Kick Productions, claims that the CBS community didn’t pay Norris, 77, 23% of the income for the hits 1990s sequence after it grew to become the primarily distributor of the sequence, Deadline reported.
“As a substitute, CBS and Sony materially breached the contractual duties they owed to Mr. Norris and his firm Prime Kick,” the lawsuit, obtained by Deadline, claims.
“Particularly, the Defendants have consciously sought to market, promote and distribute Walker in methods which can be designed to gather vital charges and revenues from the continuing exploitation of Walker however with out having to honor or pay Prime Kick, and to as a substitute materially breach the 23 % Revenue Clause.”
The swimsuit says CBS and Sony breached the contract in “good religion” understanding full effectively Norris’ success, historical past, model and picture.
Prime Kick is suing for $30 million for the breach of contract — which stemmed from beforehand agreed upon income.
“Walker, Texas Ranger” aired for eight seasons on CBS between 1993 and 2001. The sequence has been broadcast in additional than 100 international locations and led to the made-for-TV film “Trial by Hearth” in 2005.