Maryland fans of the movie "This is Spinal Tap" may have heard about a lawsuit Harry Shearer has filed against the companies Vivendi and StudioCanal alleging that they cheated him out of profits. Shearer says he has earned a mere $81 in merchandising from the 1984 movie. He is asking for $125 million in the lawsuit.
Shearer says that he was alerted to the possibility that he had been taken advantage of in 2013 although Vivendi claimed the movie had never been profitable. Vivendi also says that the album's soundtrack has only made a $98 profit. The popular film has been released in the theater twice, shown on TV and sold on video and DVD.