Don Johnson Wins $19 Million in Lawsuit

Actor Don Johnson — seen most recently as “Big Daddy” in Django Unchained — won $19 million in a lawsuit concerning his former show, Nash Bridges.

The actor sued the show’s production company, Rysher Entertainment, in 2010, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He claimed his contract entitled him to 50% ownership of the show if it lasted more than 66 episodes; the show eventually produced 122 episodes.

Originally, a jury awarded Johnson $23.2 million and the judge awarded interest, which brought the total award to $50 million. A later decision by an appeals court cut that to $15 million. While either could appeal that decision, court papers show that Rysher paid Johnson a bit less than $19 million, and Johnson has filed paperwork indicating that he is satisfied with the outcome.

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