We wrote last week that the anti-merger lawsuit brought by Martin Sheen and other dissidents against the Screen Actors Guild and its top officers was basically dead in the water, based on the District Court’s March 28 ruling that expressed doubt whether the plaintiffs could prevail on any theory.
Now we’re hearing from the more fevered corners of the internet that the Sheen v. SAG plaintiffs have reached the same conclusion. Unconfirmed rumors say that the plaintiffs took a vote and decided not to continue pouring money into this litigation. We’ll have to wait and see whether these rumors prove to be correct.
UPDATE: And now we’re hearing that the earlier rumors are being denied. That doesn’t change our view that the lawsuit is dead in the water.