Unapologetic socialist and actor, Ed Asner, is leading a group of prominent actors in a suit against the Screen Actors Guild. In the suit the actors allege that the union has been improperly hiding money coming in from international royalties which are supposed to be paid to its members.
Hollywood royalty including George Clooney to line up in $130 million actors’ union lawsuit
More than two dozen people, including Dame Julie Andrews, Colin Firth, Justin Timberlake and Natalie Portman, are included on a list of possible witnesses in the case brought against The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA.)
The case is being pursued by Ed Asner, 83, a former union president in the 1980s. Asner has won more Emmys than any other male actor and became a household name in the 1970s playing Lou Grant in The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
That’s rich. A socialist suing his union for more cash! how Progressive!
Of course, if the actors are entitled to the cash they should get every dime they’re owed. It’s just hard not to choke on the thought of who’s leading the crusade for the extra dough on behalf of himself and some of Hollywood’s most powerful and richest actors.