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Actor Don Johnson Wins $23.2 Million From “Nash Bridges” TV Show Lawsuit

Don Johnson has been awarded $23.2 million in his lawsuit against television show “Nash Bridges.” 

The Miami Vice star, 60, filed legal papers in 2009 saying he owned 50% copyright and that NBC owed him for the series, that ran from 1996-2001.

The producers, Rysher Entertainment, claimed they had lost money on the show, so that is why Don hadn’t been paid.

Johnson made a statement saying he was “so pleased” the jury agreed with him. “It was my idea and I owned the rights in the first place,” he added.

“I have waited for more than 10 years for Rysher to recognize me as the co-owner of the Nash Bridges series.”

Don Johnson played the role of a police inspector in “Nash Bridges," which generated $325m including $150m from worldwide syndication.

Johnson’s lawyer, Mark Holscher, said his client could make an addition $25m in the future because the show was still shown in 45 countries.

Holscher said the case had been a success “not just on a financial level but on a personal level – it was vindication that he was getting credit for his ideas”.


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