'Duck Dynasty' Creators Sue ITV for Alleged Extortion

'Duck Dynasty' Creators Sue ITV for Alleged Extortion
Duck Dynasty co-creators Scott and Dierdre Gurney are following up on their promise to sue ITV Studios following their ouster from the company amid fraud allegations — and they're seeking more than $100 million in damages. 

The Gurneys claim they were ambushed with bogus allegations of impropriety in a December board meeting in a board member's attempt to usurp their company, according to a complaint filed Tuesday in L.A. County Superior Court. 

ITV acquired a majority stake in Gurney Productions in 2012. The company fired the Gurneys and sued in December, claiming the couple were engaging in self-dealing and fraud to drive up the cost of their remaining share of the company in the event of a buyout.

In their complaint, the Gurneys say it's ITV that is trying to change the cost of those shares in its favor. ITV board members Brent Montgomery, Andrew Garard and David McGraynor also are named as defendants in the suit.
 Source: Hollywood Reporter

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