Morgan Spurlock Agrees to Pay $1.2M in Abandoned Documentary Case

The 'Super Size Me' star has reached settlement with Turner Entertainment Networks eight months after the network sued him for breach of contract after he stepped down from Warrior Poets.

AceShowbiz - Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock has been ordered to pay $1.2 million (£953,100) over a documentary series which was abandoned after he admitted to sexual misconduct.

The "Super Size Me" star went public about his past behaviour in a candid Twitter post in December, 2017, when he admitted he had been waiting for his name to be splashed across headlines for sexual harassment in the wake of the #MeToo movement because he had been "part of the problem".

He subsequently stepped down as the head of his production company Warrior Poets, and shortly after his confession, officials at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival pulled plans to stage the premiere of his "Super Size Me" sequel.

In March, he was sued for breach of contract by executives at Turner Entertainment Networks (TEN), who claimed his revelation had scuppered their plans to develop a show together about women's issues.

In the legal documents, they alleged Spurlock was in control of the production accounts and failed to return funds that had been transferred to Warrior Poets.

The plaintiffs were seeking damages to compensate for the abandoned show, and for a judge to order an injunction on the bank account to prevent the money from being "depleted".

According to Variety, Spurlock has now agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle the case.

In his Twitter confession, the 48-year-old director revealed he would be seeking help for his problems after admitting to cheating on his ex-wife Alex Jamieson and his current spouse Sara Bernstein, as well as every girlfriend he had ever had.

He went on to come clean about a settlement fee he had previously paid to a female office worker whom he had called "hot pants" or "sex pants", and admitted to once having been accused of rape, following a sexual encounter at university that he thought was consensual.

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