AMC has denied all claims of former Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont and asked for the lawsuit to be dismissed.
AMC has responded to the lawsuit filed in December by former Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont. Darabont accused AMC of "self-dealing," a process wherein a company that both produces and distributes a show manipulates fees it pays itself so that talent gets less money. According to Darabont, who developed The Walking Dead, he hasn't been paid what was originally promised to him because the show, despite its massive success, is always "overbudget" because of the fees.
AMC individually denied 68 numbered claims from Darabont's suit, like a point by point rebuttal in an internet argument, stopping just short of comparing Darabont to genocidal despot Adolf Hitler (though it was heavily implied). AMC asked the courts to dismiss the lawsuit in an underwhelming conclusion to the legal season, though the suit will likely be back after a multiple-episode solo story arc in the following season before being settled once and for all in the mid-season finale.
"I thought this was done way better in the comics," complained Walking Dead fanboy Angus MacStickinbutt, referring to the lawsuit filed by original series artist Tony Moore against writer Robert Kirkman.
The Hollywood Reporter has AMC's entire statement in PDF form here (bring a pillow). Read Darabont's original complaint here.
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