He filed his lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Along with Disney, Nye is also suing Touchstone, ABC and Buena Vista. He alleges that the companies have misclassified revenues and expenses.
He is suing under contracts and fraud law more specifically fraudulent concealment, fraudulent inducement, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.
Disney claims they overpaid him because: In 2008, Buena Vista sent Mr. Nye a royalty check for $585,123. Shortly after, according to the lawsuit, Buena Vista told Mr. Nye that this check was a miscalculation and that he actually owed the studio $496,111.
Bil Nye’s net worth is $6.5 million.
He has a total of 100 episodes.
His science background: he use to be a mechanical engineer for Boeing. He wond 19 Emmy Awards. He graduated from Cornell University. He became the CEO of the Planetary Society and helped develop sundials for the Mars Exploration Rover missions. He has his own documentary called Bill Nye: Science Guy.
His big discoveries: he invented a hydraulic resonance suppressor tube used on 747 airplanes while working at Boeing.
Bill Nye’s history: He was on Dancing with the Stars and The Big Bang Theory
Just this year Bill Nye launched his new Netflix series called Bill Nye Saves the World. On the show he brings experts and celebrities to his lab to talk about scientific issues that currently affect politics, pop culture, and society. The show has been renewed for a second season.
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