Stars of the cult hit film Spinal Tap sue media giant Vivendi over £112m payday they never got

It was a surprise critical and commercial hit which spawned devoted fans across the globe.
But according to actor Harry Shearer, the creators of cult film This Is Spinal Tap did not share in this success.
In what sounds like a plot line from the 1984 'mockumentary' about a British rock band, he is suing the film's owner, media giant Vivendi, for £102million in damages.
Co-writer Shearer, 72, who played bassist Derek Smalls in the film, now voices characters such as Ned Flanders and Principal Skinner in US cartoon series The Simpsons. 
He accused Vivendi of engaging in 'fuzzy' accounting... read more

19 October 2016 in Business, Views: 35
Source: Daily Mail

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