Lawsuit filed against CBS for paying Judge Judy $47 million a year salaryBy Mason White 3:55 AM March 16, 2016
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) An entertainment company has filed a lawsuit against CBS, claiming that they intentionally increased the salary of Judge Judy to $47 million per year, so that they can report a net loss and avoid making their required payments.
Rebel Entertainment claims that they have not received payments for the Judge Judy show since 2010, due to the large salary of Judy Sheindlin.
The lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles, California, names Big Ticket Television, CBS Studios and CBS Corporation as defendants.
The lawsuit also accuses the defendants of finding ways to make the show seem to have losses, despite the fact that the show has earned around $1.7 billion over the past 19 years.
Rebel Entertainment claims that Richard Lawrence met Sheindlin about 20 years ago, and told her that a TV court show would have a lot of potential.
Shortly thereafter, the TV show Judge Judy was launched on CBS, and Rebel Entertainment was promised a share of the profits.