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Fight Over George Jefferson's Piece of the Pie

8/4/2008 10:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sherman HemsleyFirst of all, Sherman Hemsley still is alive. Secondly, we found a lawsuit where two guys are in a dogfight over his residuals.

Poor George went broke in the mid '90's. Two guys, William Little and David Pullman, bought the actor's residuals from "The Jefferson's" and other shows. They got into a fight and, according to the suit, Little paid Pullman $42,500. In return, Pullman allegedly released all claims to the residuals.

Fast forward to April 2008, when the Screen Actors Guild had a check for Hemsley's residuals. The grand total -- $10,000. In the lawsuit filed Monday in L.A. County Superior Court, Little claims Pullman has contacted SAG, demanding that the money be withheld from Little.

Little is suing for $25,000.01. The penny is for that Old Navy commercial.

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1.

Twinker    

That's a lot of dry cleaning.

2081 days ago
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Zaleida    

These two guys..which one was the boyfriend? He seemed to love wheezie sooo much!

2081 days ago
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it takes a molester    

Poor George from went broke in the mid 90's. Correct this sentence!

2081 days ago
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Where There's Smoke There's Fire    

I feel sorry for "George Jefferson".......The hard work he did...FOR NAUGHT.....!! It's sad....

2081 days ago
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hecate    

who cares!

2081 days ago
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Samuel Stuckey    

If, hes not dead, why the fight.? And ,which one was the Boyfriend?.

2081 days ago
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FlBiker    

Sherman has always been a major A-H. Karma, babbee...

2081 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

Totally bad business dealing with these snakes in Hollyweird. Sherman Hesley has never been able to actually move on up and that's a damn shame. Everyone else involved in this show has made a fortune accept for the black actors.

2081 days ago
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Joanne    

I always loved the show "The Jeffersons." That's one of the many shows you can watch over and over and still laugh each time..

2081 days ago
10.

WHAT?    

This article does not read well at all.

2081 days ago
11.

Jack    

Ok he always gets a piece of the pie! I want a little!

2081 days ago
12.

UGH    

I loved that show! He was so funny! Lets go on up to the East Side!

2081 days ago
13.

TC    

Pullman's the guy who issued bonds backed by David Bowie's royalties -- he did one for Iron Maiden and James Brown too. Sherman would have got his big payout in the late 90-early 200)s, so don't feel too sorry for poor old Geoge Jefferson. Sounds like he's got the same money probs as all of Hollywood.

2081 days ago
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pinhead    

It took a whole lot of trying just to get up that hill. I hope these guys get in touch with the kardashians and the Lohans.
Sherman Hemsley is it? He was a real jerk come to think of it, but the wife was nice. Is it lenny Kraviz the son of the neighbors mom? And what is their connection to Kevin Bacon and area 51? Spooky! Now I have freaked myself out, tin foil on all the windows!

2081 days ago
15.

G-Money    

He lives in El Paso, TX now.....

2081 days ago
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