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'Sons of Anarchy' Stars Reunion Promoter Stiffed Us But We Stayed for Fans

6/1/2016 9:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A bunch of "Sons of Anarchy" stars say they got burned by a promoter who made off with a ton of money from people who paid to see a cast reunion -- but they rallied for their fans.

We got Rusty Coones -- Rane Quinn on 'SOA' -- returning to LAX from the disastrous event in Houston. He says the cast, including Charlie Hunnam, got duped by one of the promoters. He and co-star Kristen Renton broke it down -- saying the guy stiffed 'em with bogus paychecks.

The bigger problem -- the throngs of fans who came from around the world, forking over a total of $800k according to Rusty. Check out how they handled the messy situation.

TMZ spoke to Dave Altman, who says he worked closely with Hunnam to set up the event -- and he says the cast eventually got some dough, but nowhere close to what they were promised.

'SOA' stars have ripped George Comits ... the alleged shady promoter, who says it was all a misunderstanding between reps. So far, no one's taking legal action.

Ex 'SoA' Star's Dad My Dead Son's Company Is Ripping Me Off

3/2/2015 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Former "Sons of Anarchy" star Johnny Lewis -- who's been dead for more than 2 years -- just got sued by his own father for a huge chunk of cash the actor failed to pay back before his death. 

If you recall, Johnny fell to his death off the roof of his Los Angeles landlady's home in September 2012 ... after he killed her and dismembered her cat.

According to the legal docs obtained by TMZ … 2 weeks before Johnny died, Michael Lewis loaned more than $60,000 to his son's company to cover legal costs, Screen Actors Guild dues, insurance, and moving expenses. 

Michael says so far, he's only gotten back $23K from his son's estate -- so he's suing Johnny's estate to get back the unpaid cash. 

A debt is a debt.


'Sons of Anarchy' Creator Rushed To Hospital Bum Appendix

10/27/2014 3:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News
The genius behind "Sons of Anarchy" was rushed off set and into an L.A. hospital where he lost some weight -- in the form of an appendix -- and then Instagrammed the gruesome photos.

TMZ has confirmed ... Kurt Sutter went under the knife Monday morning after experiencing serious pain on the set of the hit FX show.

We're told Sutter is resting comfortably. It doesn't appear it will impact shooting.


'Sons of Anarchy' Star Chuck Zito If War Machine's GF Cheated She Deserved Beating

8/18/2014 12:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chuck Zito says he would beat the crap out of his girlfriend if he ever caught her cheating.

The "Sons of Anarchy" actor was leaving Coogies restaurant in Malibu when our photog asked about War Machine's brutal assault on his GF, porn star Christy Mack.  His reaction was loud and clear ... if she cheated, she deserved everything she got.

You gotta see his gestures as he describes the plan of action.

Apparently cops disagree ... War Machine is now in custody and faces 7 criminal charges in connection with the beating.

Charlie Hunnam Internet Death Hoax Was Lame My Friends Were Scared

6/28/2014 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam isn't happy with the people who fake killed him on the internet this month ... telling us it was really bad form.

Hunnam says the internet death hoax claiming he died in a car crash freaked out some of his friends.

Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler and others are victims of these hoaxes every week ... involving unbelievable scenarios  ... so our photog asked Charlie to come up with the most fantastic way to die.

His answer's pretty clever.

'Sons of Anarchy' Actor Motorcycle Booth Raided By Cops

4/27/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
One of the SAMCRO bikers on "Sons of Anarchy" had a close encounter with cops and a rival gang Friday in Nevada ... when police feared the actor might pull a Jax and start beating ass.

Rusty Coones -- a known Hells Angel member -- was running his clothing company booth at the famous Laughlin River Run biker rally ... when a ton of officers descended and shut him down.

Cops also closed the booths on either side -- run by a member of rival gang Vagos Motorcycle Club -- police feared violence between the 2 groups.

Vago member's lawyer Stephen Stubbs says the irony is ...  both sides were getting along just fine ... and the shut down only caused the two companies to lose money.

Time to start smuggling guns again ("Sons of Anarchy" joke.)

Johnny Lewis Baby Mama Claims Johnny's Dad is Screwing Baby Over

1/30/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Johnny Lewis -- who died in a murderous rampage in 2012 -- left behind a young daughter who's being cheated out of tens of thousands of dollars by Lewis' father ... so says the baby mama who's battling the family in court.

Lewis -- who starred in "Sons of Anarchy" -- died in Sept. 2012 after killing his 81-year old landlady, dismembering her cat and then falling to his death from the roof of her home.
Diane Marshall-Green filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- seeking to remove Johnny's dad, Michael, as administrator of the Estate.  She claims Michael refuses to recognize 3-year old Culla Mae as Johnny's sole heir ... even though Johnny signed a declaration of paternity.

Court docs show Lewis was worth about $41K when he died.

Marshall-Green claims Michael is denying Culla her rightful inheritance ... and has refused to fork over $37K Johnny owed in back child support.

Sources close to Marshall-Green tell us ... if Culla Mae gets the money ... it will go into a trust account.


Charlie Hunnam Blind Faith In His 'Fifty Shades' Replacement

11/19/2013 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam harbors no grudges ... giving nothing but props to fellow actor Jamie Dornan -- who will be replacing him in "Fifty Shades of Grey."

But here's the deal ... Charlie hasn't seen a frame of Jamie's work.  So how does he know Jamie will kill it?  It's all about the person doin' the pickin.'

It's been said Charlie dropped out of the flick because of scheduling issues, but there's a buzz he thinks it would have been a wonky career move.

New Grey vs. Old Grey WHO'D YOU RATHER?

10/24/2013 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
1024_50_shades_of_gray_ratherHere's 31-year-old model/actor Jamie Dornan who was picked up to play Christian Grey in the erotic book-turned-movie "Fifty Shades of Grey" (left) -- and 33-year-old "Sons of Anarchy" badass Charlie Hunnam who made waves after he dropped the same role earlier this month (right).

The question is...

'Sons of Anarchy' Actor Allegedly Bails on $56 Bar Tab

10/15/2013 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hollywood ain't as glamorous as it's cracked up to be -- at least for low-level actors -- just take this guy from "Sons of Anarchy" and a bunch of other shows ... who allegedly couldn't pay a $56 bar tab.

Sources tell us, 43-year-old Paul Vasquez got drunk at a dive bar in San Jose last night, and tried to bail on the bill. Cops were called to the scene, where Paul was detained, and we're told his dad had to come pay for him.

Paul was eventually released, but there's a lesson here ...

Paul has had small roles on two episodes of "Sons of Anarchy." He's appeared on "Justified," "CSI:NY," "Kingshighway," "How I Met Your Mother," "ER," and much more ... going all the way back to his first acting gig in 1987.

The pay scale for the Screen Actors' Guild is nothing to thumb your nose at either -- someone like Vasquez could stand to earn anywhere from several hundreds of dollars per day to several thousand -- but clearly, steady work is hard to come by.


So what's the lesson? Think twice before you move to Hollywood, kids. Not everyone's Tom Cruise.

Calls to Paul's rep weren't returned.

Charlie Hunnam Bails on 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie

10/12/2013 12:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Sorry ladies ... Charlie Hunnam has just dropped out of the big screen adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey" -- and it's all because of his role on "Sons of Anarchy."

According to reports ... the decision was made because Hunnam wasn't able to "adequately prepare" for the role due to his "immersive" TV schedule.

Makes sense, since filming was supposed to begin on the movie later this month -- but just days ago Hunnam was talking up how seriously he had been taking the role ... so it's pretty surprising.

Ian Somerhalder, your move.

'Sons of Anarchy' Johnny Lewis Birth Certificate Reveals ... HE'S THE DADDY

10/7/2013 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained an EXPLOSIVE document in the mystery behind Johnny Lewis' alleged love child -- the birth certificate which shows the "Sons of Anarchy" star was listed as the kid's dad. 

We broke the story ... Johnny -- who died following a murderous rampage back in 2012 -- believed he fathered a baby girl in 2010 with Diane Gaeta ... an actress who once appeared on "Sons."

But after he died, Johnny's father filed court documents DISPUTING Johnny's belief -- claiming Johnny had NO offspring and therefore his entire estate should be divided amongst his parents.

Now, TMZ has unearthed the birth certificate, which was filed in California -- and it lists Johnny as the father. The document was also signed by Diane.

The document could play a HUGE role in the division of Johnny's estate -- because, if the judge finds that Johnny is, in fact, the little girl's father ... his entire estate would go to her.

Stay tuned ...


'Sons of Anarchy' Star May Have Fathered Love Child with 'SOA' Actress Before Murderous Rampage

10/3/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Sons of Anarchy" actor Johnny Lewis believed he may have knocked up an actress who appeared on the show a few years before going on a murderous rampage in 2012 ... this according to court docs obtained by TMZ.

Lewis died last September ... after snapping at the Los Feliz home where he had been living -- killing 81-year-old Catherine Davis and dismembering her cat, before falling off the roof of the home and plummeting to his death.

Now, Lewis' family has filed court docs in L.A. County Superior Court in an effort to divide the actor's estate -- which is valued at $41,000 ... kinda low for someone who played a major character on the show for a full 2 seasons.

According to the docs, 28-year-old Lewis did not have a will at the time of his death -- and Johnny's father believes he and his wife should be the sole beneficiaries of the estate.

However, under a section of the court docs which lists possible beneficiaries ... Lewis' father lists Diane Marshall-Green ... an actress who appeared on an episode of "Sons."

Lewis also lists Diane's 3-year-old daughter.

And why? According to Lewis' attorney ... before Johnny died, he believed he may have been the father of Diane's kid ... and even went so far as to seek visitation rights.

But for some reason ... we're told Johnny's dad believes his kid was wrong and he was NOT the father of Diane's daughter. 

If the kid turns out to be Johnny's, the child would be entitled to the entirety of Johnny's estate.

We reached out to Diane for comment -- so far, no word back.


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