You'll recall that Gaiman and Spawn creator Todd McFarlane have been embroiled in a lawsuit for years over the creation of certain characters and royalties that haven't been paid, yes? Now that the case has been settled, the court documents have been unsealed ... and McFarlane owes Gaiman a pretty penny indeed.
Legal eagle Daniel Best has obtained the court documents regarding the Gaiman-McFarlane lawsuit, and, according to them, McFarlane owes the award-winning writer $382,000—which, when you factor in interest, comes to $450,000, give or take. All because McFarlane neglected to pay royalties for Angela, Medieval Spawn and other characters Gaiman invented when he wrote a few Spawn issues way back when.
Gaiman has stated that whatever he makes from this lawsuit will go to charity, but he may have some difficulties collecting what's owed: McFarlane's company is currently in the process of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
(via Bleeding Cool)