Bill Nye The Science Guy is suing Disney.
TMZ reported Thursday that the popular TV personality is seeking $9 million from the Mouse House.
Nye claims Disney, which marketed and distributed his popular show through its Buena Vista Television subsidiary, shorted him on his part of the proceeds.
Lawsuit: Bill Nye The Science Guy is suing Disney for $9 million for what he claims are proceeds due to him from his popular PBS show distributed through Buena Vista Television
According to TMZ, Nye claims Disney tried to get him to repay the bulk of a $585,000 check the studio paid him in 2008 as his part of back-end profits from his science show.
He then requested an audit of Disney’s books which, it’s claimed in legal docs filed in LA, showed Disney had shorted him by $9.3 million since he signed a deal with the company in 1993.
Disney is yet to comment publicly on the legal proceedings.
Out of pocket: According to TMZ, an audit of Disney’s books requested by Nye revealed the Mouse House has shorted him by $9.3 million since he signed a deal with the company in 1993
Nye’s 28-page suit was filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court,Deadline.com reported.
The industry website reported that Bill Nye the Science Guy ran on PBS from 1994 to 1999 and also was syndicated to local stations. The show aired for 100 half-hour episodes spanning five seasons and was nominated for 23 Emmy Awards, winning 19.
Nye currently hosts Saving The World for Netflix.
Seeking his money: Nye, 61, pictured in Los Amgeles in May, currently hosts Saving The World for Netflix