Evan Rachel Wood Sued For $30 Million After Backing Out Of '10 Things I Hate About You' Sequel
Producers are suing Evan Rachel Wood for $30 million after the actress allegedly dropped out of a planned 10 Things I Hate About You sequel – 10 Things I Hate About Life.
Evan Rachel Wood Sued For $30 Million
According to the lawsuit, Wood accepted a $300,000 retainer for the project, reported E! News, who obtained the court documents. The producers claimed they were owed $20 million for lost profits; $500,000 for lost financing; $6 million for lost investments; and $5 million for damages.
The suit read, “[Woods] "seemingly changed her mind about desiring to complete the film during principal photography, ultimately refusing without any legal justification to fulfill her contractual obligations and instead opting to walk out on the project."
A rep for Woods has already shot down the allegations in the lawsuit, claiming that it was the producers – not Woods – who breached their contract.
"The lawsuit is preposterous and simply a bullying tactic from financially troubled producers," the rep told E!. "The production shut down in February 2013 when the producers ran out of money. Even after that, Evan agreed to resume production in November 2013, by which time the producers said they would have cleared up their issues."
"However, the producers still could not get their act together, nor did they pay Evan money that was owed," the rep continued. "Repeated subsequent promises by the producers to resume production and pay Evan also turned out to be false. Enough is Enough. The producers, not Evan, have breached contract."
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