Responding to yesterday’s comments by New Line CEO Bob Shaye, Peter Jackson has issued a statement via Wingnut Films to his fans.
Jackson issued the statement via the Ain’t It Cool News website.
“Our issue with New Line Cinema has only ever been about their refusal to account for financial anomalies that surfaced from a partial audit of The Fellowship of the Ring,” the statement reads. “Contrary to recent comments made by Bob Shaye, we attempted to discuss the issues raised by the Fellowship audit with New Line for over a year but the studio was and continues to be completely uncooperative. This has compelled us to file a lawsuit to pursue our contractual rights under the law. Nobody likes taking legal action, but the studio left us with no alternative.”
Head on over to the source below to read the entire statement.