Richard Marks Testimony Helps to Score Major Victory for Jillian Michaels in YouTube Legal Battle
Lionsgate was recently ordered to pay $5,800,000 in lost past and future profits to “Biggest Loser” star Jillian Michaels, due in part to expert witness testimony provided by Richard Marks in the case. After listening to Marks’ testimony, an arbitrator determined that Lionsgate’s distribution of Michaels’ fitness videos on YouTube for free damaged her brand and ability to profit.
“Interestingly,” reads page 18 of Michaels’ award, “according to Michaels’ expert Richard Marks, in his 40 years experience as an entertainment lawyer representing both studios and talent, he has never seen a similar situation, where a distributor gives away significant content for free to consumers.”
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