×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Morgan Spurlock to Pay TNT $1.2 Million After Abandoning Docuseries

Morgan Spurlock has reached a settlement with Turner Entertainment Networks a year after he confessed to a history of sexual misconduct and walked away from a documentary series.

Spurlock’s company, Warrior Poets, has agreed to pay Turner $1,173,707, according to a final judgment filed in federal court in Los Angeles on Thursday.

In the spring of 2017, TNT announced that Spurlock would team with Sarah Jessica Parker to produce a show titled “Who Rules the World?” The series would focus on issues facing women, including the “policing of their bodies and judgments to their family-planning choices, to the micro-aggressions they face in the media, the workplace, and everyday life,” according to the announcement.

But on Dec. 14, 2017, as the #MeToo movement gained traction, Spurlock wrote a lengthy post saying he was “part of the problem.” In the post, he admitted to serial infidelities and said he had settled an allegation of sexual harassment from a former assistant. He also said he had been accused of rape in college.

Turner sued Spurlock in March, saying he had failed to communicate with the network after abandoning the show. The suit sought the return of production funds. In June, Judge Manuel Real ordered Spurlock’s company to deposit the production funds in an escrow account pending the outcome of the case.

The two sides notified the court in November that the matter had been settled.

More TV

  • THE MASKED SINGER leopard seal

    Seal's Kids Had No Idea He Was Competing on 'The Masked Singer'

    “The Masked Singer” is television’s top secret. The reality competition show goes to great lengths to keep the identities of the celebrity characters under wraps for the audience. In fact, the crew, director, cameramen, judges and even host Nick Cannon are left totally clueless about who is under the mask, just like the viewers. Turns [...]

  • Survivor Island of the Idols Dan

    'Survivor' Boots Contestant Dan Spilo Following Off-Camera Incident

    Hollywood talent manager Dan Spilo is the first “Survivor” contestant to be removed from the series following inappropriate behavior. At the end of the Dec. 11 episode of “Survivor,” host Jeff Probst told players that Spilo would no longer be participarting in the game. “Ok, so I just spoke privately with Dan and I want [...]

  • 'The Masked Singer' Semi Finals: Leopard,

    'The Masked Singer' Reveals the Identities of the Leopard, the Thingamajig

    Spoiler Warning: Do not continue reading unless you’ve watched Wednesday, Dec. 11’s episode of “The Masked Singer.” With the final round allowing just three contestants to participate, two singers were kicked off “The Masked Singer” in Wednesday night’s semi-finals. The Thingamajig and the Leopard were both sent home, revealed to be NBA player Victor Oladipo [...]

  • Ilana Glazer

    TV News Roundup: Ilana Glazer's First Stand Up Special Gets Premiere Date at Amazon

    In today’s TV news roundup, Amazon studios announces a premiere date for Ilana Glazer’s debut standup special and Netflix reveals the premiere dates for multiple original shows.  DATES “Miz & Mrs” will return to USA Network for season 2 on Jan. 29. In the upcoming season, the docuseries will give an exclusive look into the lives [...]

  • Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas

    Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Nick Jonas Set Unscripted Sangeet Series at Amazon

    Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas are bringing an unscripted series about an Indian pre-wedding tradition to Amazon. Amazon has greenlit the untitled series, which will follow engaged couples as they prepare for their sangeet. A sangeet takes place the night before a wedding and features friends and family participating in a night of song [...]

  • Nick Braun My Time Your Time

    WeWork Series in Development With 'Succession's' Nicholas Braun Attached to Star

    A television series based on the tumultuous story of WeWork is in the works, Variety has confirmed. Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content have acquired the rights to the upcoming book about the shared workspace company from Wall Street Journal reporters Maureen Farrell and Eliot Brown. Nicholas Braun, who currently plays Cousin Greg on the critically-acclaimed HBO series [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content