Joan Jett Sues Movie Producers for 'Prey' Pay

Veteran rocker Joan Jett is suing the producers of a would-be movie "Prey for Rock & Roll," saying she hasn't been paid for her work on the film, according to a federal lawsuit filed yesterday (Oc

Veteran rocker Joan Jett is suing the producers of a would-be movie "Prey for Rock & Roll," saying she hasn't been paid for her work on the film, according to a federal lawsuit filed yesterday (Oct. 30) in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Jett says she was paid only $20,000 of the $100,000 she was due for music for the soundtrack for the film and for a movie appearance she was scheduled to make, according to the suit.

Film production stopped in May and was revived in July. Producers told Jett that if they paid her the remainder of the $100,000 it would break the movie, the suit said.

Jett is suing the backers of Prey LLC, controlled by a New Jersey businessman, and Los Angeles-based GMR Productions for at least triple the $80,000 salary she said she is owed. GMR could not be reached immediately for comment.


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