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Hannah Montana’s ‘Co-Creator’ Says Disney Owes Him Millions

LOS ANGELES (CN) - A TV producer and writer who says he "co-created the smash Disney television series Hannah Montana" says Disney owes him millions of dollars for cutting him out of the billions it's made by franchising the teeny bopper worldwide.

Michael Poryes claims Disney breached contract, misappropriated his rights to Hannah Montana and stiffed him for money owed for the franchise.

Michael Poryes says his status as co-creator of the series gave him the right "to make and market Hannah Montana merchandise, films, books, video games, concerts and the like." He says he "granted some of these rights to defendants in exchange for a percentage of their earnings and he retained the remaining rights for himself."

He demands money owed, and punitive damages.

The 16-page complaint includes 27 pages of Poryes' contracts with Disney.

He is represented in Federal Court by Edward Klein with Liner Yankelevitz Sunshine.

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