Pop star Michael Jackson has been sued by director John Landis for royalties from the 1983 smash-hit music video "Thriller". The lawsuit alleges that Jackson did not, as agreed, share profits from the 14-minute music video.
Landis's lawsuit says the video "continued to generate profits for defendants ... who have wrongfully refused to pay or account for such profits to the plaintiff." It accuses Jackson of "fraudulent, malicious and oppressive conduct."
Landis is the director of "The Blues Brothers" and "An American Werewolf in London".