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Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer sues French studio over 'Spinal Tap' profits

Harry Shearer sues French studio over 'Spinal Tap' profits

Comedian Harry Shearer announced Tuesday that he has sued a French film studio over tens of millions in dollars in profits he claims he and his co-creators are owed for creating the classic mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap."

Shearer's lawsuit filed in a federal court in Los Angeles on Monday claims the French company Vivendi S.A. and its subsidiary StudioCanal withheld profits from the film, its music and its merchandise.

Shearer released a two-minute video on Twitter announcing the lawsuit, urging people to share it with the hashtag #fairnessrocks.

Shearer co-created the satire about a British rock band on the decline, which...

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