The backstage battle continues again today between ABC and Prospect Park Networks. Now, ABC is countersuing Prospect Park Networks for $5 million for allegedly missing license payments owed to them for All My Children and One Life to Live!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC came forth today with this claim after Prospect Park Networks earlier in the week listed that they owed ABC 1.7 million as part of their bankruptcy filing.
According to ABC’s claim. and now listed in the cross-complaint with LA Superior Court, Prospect Park only made licensing payments for the months of April, May and June of 2013, but only for All My Children the next two months and then nothing for either series thereafter. The cross-complaint also makes mention that once Prospect Park began principal photography around March 2013, and that it triggered their obligation to pay the Series Fees for both series – One Life to Live for the first season was $4 million, and All My Children was $4.5million, in total 8.5 million. ABC is now suing to get all unpaid licensing fees saying, they suffered breach-of-contract damages of at least $5 million.
Additionally, Prospect Park is still suing for $95 million against ABC for their claims that ABC sabotaged the relaunch of One Life to Live borrowing characters to either kill them off on General Hospital or create a “mega soap” and much more!
What do you think about ABC’s counterclaim? Isn’t it a shame that all that the fans and the actors involved wanted was to see All My Children and One Life to Live live again after ABC cancelled the two soaps, and in trying to bring them back in a new format, all this has occurred? Will AMC and OLTL ever live to see another day? Weigh-in!