Bill Nye

Bill Nye claims Disney withheld $28 million in 'Science Guy' profits

Bill Nye claims Disney withheld $28 million in 'Science Guy' profits

Bill Nye is accustomed to explaining complicated concepts to children, but even he has struggled with the byzantine mess that is studio accounting.

According to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Nye has spent much of the last decade trying to audit Disney's profit statements for "Bill Nye the Science Guy." The result is shocking: Nye alleges that Disney has withheld $28 million in profits from distribution of the show.

According to the suit, Nye became suspicious in 2008, when Disney informed him that he owed the company nearly $500,000 due to an "accounting error."

Nye and two producers launched the show in 1992, in...

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