for allegedly withholding royalty money. In legal action field
Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Cassidy's lawyers
claimed that the show has generated more than $500 million in profits
from ancillary merchandise - games, lunchboxes, magazines - in the years
since its debut. Cassidy's original contract, signed in 1971, called
for the singer-actor to receive 15 percent of all proceeds from such
sales, they claim.
Cassidy told CNN that, according to his former manager, he has
received just $5000 in merchandising royalties. "It's just a matter of
being fair," the 61-year-old entertainer told the network. "Just be
fair, be real, be genuine, don't be greedy."
The suit is the second of its kind filed this week: earlier, the
estate of Rick Nelson filed suit against Capitol Records for alleged
withholding of royalty payments.
• Rick Nelson Estate Sues Capitol Records
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- David Cassidy
- Los Angeles County Superior Court