04/05/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

NBC Claiming $66M Net Loss On "Quincy, M.E." To Counter Klugman Lawsuit

The complaint was filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court. This really sounds like one of the worst cases of phony-baloney studio accounting, not to mention sheer arrogance, in Hollywood history. Geez, when is Big Media going to stop this larceny? For instance, according to the lawsuit, NBC Uni is claiming that, as of the end of fiscal year 2006, Quincy M.E. has accumulated over $66 million in net losses -- this after we all know that the 1976-1983 series is a classic shown all over the world even to this day. Through his Beverly Hills attorneys Johnson & Johnson, Klugman just gave this statement to me: "I don't want their money. I want my money. I can't believe they've collected over $250 million dollars and they say they are still in the hole. I have 28% of the net and they won't even give me a copy of my contract. I worked for them for almost 8 years. I got up at 4 o'clock in the morning. I would rewrite. I did a ton of work. It's on every day. I haven't gotten a penny for years."

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