Wil Wheaton has settled a lawsuit alleging he was fraudulently profited from a web series he created, according to a recent filing in LA County Superior Court.
The Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Big Bang Theory alum in 2019 sued Legendary Geek & Sundry for breach of his contract in relation to a web series called Titansgrave: Ashes of Valkana. He claims Legendary in 2015 hired him to create, write, executive produce and host the show for $50,000 and 50% of the net profit.
Under the agreement, Legendary had the exclusive right to distribute, promote, and exploit the program on condition that it “consult in a meaningful manner” with Wheaton regarding any such transaction. Wheaton alleges he was cut from negotiations over licensing deals with Sinclair Broadcasting, Pluto TV and Hulu.
“The plaintiffs only learned of the existence of these exploits by actually viewing the Series on these stores and platforms,” the complaint states.
Wheaton, who claims at least $100,000, has repeatedly made unofficial requests to perform a contractually required audit of Legendary books related to the series but has been denied access. access, according to the complaint. He was also never provided with accounting reports detailing the net profit earned from the program.
Legendary has denied the allegations. It maintains during the proceedings that claims are time-limited according to the statute of limitations. It also argued that Wheaton gave up some rights in his contract because he knew about Legendary’s business dealings in the series and didn’t do anything about it.
Legendary and Wheaton on Thursday denied the case after reaching a confidentiality agreement. The trial was set up in February.
Gregory Korn, a Kinsella Weitzman partner Iser Kump Holley representing Legendary Geek & Sundry, declined to comment.
Wheaton is represented by Stephen Moeller of Valensi Rose. He did not immediately respond to requests for comment.