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Don Johnson -- Nash Demands Cash

2/17/2009 4:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Don JohnsonDon Johnson, who played a cop on "Nash Bridges," claims the producers have acted like outlaws, screwing him out of several hundred million dollars.

In a lawsuit filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Johnson claims the series earned over $300 million in revenues and over $150 million from syndication. Johnson claims as co-owner of the copyright he's entitled to 50% of the profits but he's received nothing ... zip ... nada. He's suing Rysher Entertainment and Qualia Capital.

The series ran from 1996-2001.


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So does that mean he is also finnaly taking responsibility for all the sexual harassment charges that happened in Oakland CA among other places,while the lousy tv show was on the air?Also does that mean that public can sue him for the plague he has spread upon us for attempting to act and the overuse of the word ''BUBBAH?''. he should have stuck with what he was good least then he could be passed out and away from the public eye.

2071 days ago


i watch nash bridges on CIHD every day. i diggit! you go, Don! you deserve every penny!

2068 days ago

Caitlin P.    

Give this man the money!

2068 days ago

Caitlin P.    

it seems like so many people are being screwed out of money these days. i feel sorry for don johnson after i read how he put in so much work and time on nash bridges. it is an awesome show!

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2072 days ago


I've heard he's an ass, but I'd still do him.

2072 days ago


He really needs the cash. So he can buy himself a "Decent personality"
Just saying...................

2072 days ago


he dosent`t have a contract.. that`s hollywood for you

2072 days ago


Mr, Melanie Griffith has had a great deal of financial "issues" over the years, usually some one suing HIM for moneys due. He's probably in over this ego-enlarged head in debt and is trying everything he can think of to raise cash ASAP. Maybe he should consider a remake of Miami Vice: on second thought, he's too old and decrepit to attempt that...

Try working for a living, Sonny.

2072 days ago

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2072 days ago


He owes me $150 million for the time I accidentally sat through 10 minutes of Nash Bridges.

2072 days ago


2929 Entertainment Inc should be able to clear up this matter with their math.

"Don Johnson, who played a cop on "Nash Bridges," claims the producers have acted like outlaws, screwing him out of several hundred million dollars."

Nash Bridges made 300 million from the show, and 150 million from syndication. Total 450 million - 700 million is not 450 million. Also, total revenue is not total profit. After the cost of making "Nash Bridges," what is left for profit? Then divide by 2 since Don only gets 50% on the take.

Lets assume that "Nash Bridges" made 25% profit which is 110 million, then divide by 2 = 55 million.

There maybe a chance that Don got screwed out of 7 million, not 700 million.
With the creative way produces can manipulate the cost, Don may not get anything. Syndication maybe a different story since the cost are fixed, if he can prove that syndication may have not given him is half of the take, don could get a few million from the syndication deals.

2072 days ago


Don't forget my half......

2072 days ago


Took him long enough to notice. Pay the man, he wore that awful jacket for y'all!

2072 days ago

PEPSI Generation    

I still have that suit case for you and andy cipollo and dave morrissey back in lincoln Ne have some estate money for you also...remember?

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