James Van Der Beek Suing SiriusXM More than Failed Podcast Offer

James Van Der Beek attends the Broadway opening night time of “Girl From The North Country” at the Belasco Theatre in New York on March 5, 2020.
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All set to combat. James Van Der Beek filed a lawsuit versus SiriusXM and Stitcher after his alleged podcast offer with the organizations fell by.

The Dawson’s Creek alum, 45, is suing the radio entity — which is also the guardian company of podcast portal Stitcher — for $700,000 as well as damages, in accordance to court docket files obtained by Us Weekly. (The Blast was initially to report the news.)

Van Der Beek filed the lawsuit with a Los Angeles county court on Friday, August 26, pursuing an alleged breach of contract around a deal the actor states had been in the works given that 2021. The Varsity Blues star claimed in the submitting that the offer was well worth a bare minimum of $700,000 for 40 episodes additionally 50 percent of the internet advert revenue.

“[Van Der Beek] experienced other presents and possible companions to choose from in get to build this venture,” the documents read through. “However, relying on the contractual settlement reached with Defendants, Plaintiff stopped negotiating with other prospective buyers and affirmatively rejected these other provides (as effectively as other performing prospects).”

The Connecticut native’s podcast was seemingly heading to protect his daily life as a father of six immediately after relocating his family members from Los Angeles to Texas in drop 2020. Van Der Beek and his spouse, Kimberly Van Der Beek, share daughters Olivia, 11, Annabel, 8, Emilia, 6, and Gwendolyn, 4, and sons Joshua, 10, and Jeremiah, 8 months.

“He would serve as the podcast’s host, carry out interviews, supply commentary and powering-the-scenes insight on earlier function, and share the sort of distinctive point of view as an artist, seeker, and general public figure that has turn into the hallmark of his social media presence,” the Do not Have faith in the B— in Apartment 23 alum‘s lawsuit stated.

After much more than a 12 months of mapping out the podcast, James’ staff claimed that in spring 2022 “the substance terms of the offer had been extensively negotiated, agreed upon orally and verified in producing in a series of cellular phone calls and e-mail among Plaintiff and Defendants’ licensed reps.”

The challenge, on the other hand, in no way saw the light of day. In accordance to the Policies of Attraction actor’s fit, he acquired an electronic mail in April that SiriusXM and Stitcher have been “ready to simply call terms officially closed” on their offer, but immediately after a person from higher administration appeared more than the deal it was shut down.

James claimed that in the course of a July Zoom connect with with the company, it “reneged” on the aforementioned offer. The radio huge allegedly mentioned there was a “new policy” inside the enterprise that manufactured it so their finance workforce now evaluations the specials and that workforce “rejected this offer.”

The former CSI: Cyber star’s staff responded by indicating that SiriusXM and Stitcher are however liable to pay out the $700,000 he was promised for the podcast. James is asking a decide to buy the businesses to pay back the charge, moreover “general and compensatory damages” alongside with his attorney charges.