James Van Der Beek is going after Sirius XM.
According to The Blast, the -year-old actor apparently had a deal in place for a podcast, but it didn’t go through as planned.
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The outlet reports that there was a promise of James having his own podcast with the satellite radio company, but was blindsided when they backed out because of renegotiation terms.
In the filing, he says that he “began to pursue an opportunity for creating a podcast based on his longstanding acting career, onscreen characters, and life as a husband and father of six. He would serve as the podcast’s host, conduct interviews, provide commentary and behind-the-scenes insight on past work, and share the kind of unique perspective as an artist, seeker, and public figure that has become the hallmark of his social media presence.”
James claims that his team negotiated a deal with Sirius XM and a company called Stitcher for a guaranteed $700,000 for 40 episodes of the podcast.
He says that he received an email stating that his deal was “officially closed”, over “someone from upper management stepped in and shut down the deal.”
James is seeking the $700,000 deal planned, plus damages, over the botched deal.
Just last year, James and wife, Kimberly, welcomed their sixth child together after moving to Texas.