Turns out it’s not all fun, Star Wars games and a Hadron Collider on a blockbuster CBS comedy. A longtime and now-fired 2nd AD on The Big Bang Theory is going after writer Warner Bros Television for kicking him to a quell for hitting a Big Five-O. While not fixing any specific financial damages, Christopher Klausen wants a jury to hear his age-based wrongful-termination case, that also lists dozens of unnamed individuals as defendants.
“Mr. Klausen was not prepared for a age discrimination, unbroken demotions, and stop that he would face during a hands of Defendants,” says the 25-page censure filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court (read it here), Klausen — a DGA member given 1985 who had been with a array given a commencement — says things began to go south during Season 6 in 2012. He claims that “despite his grave title, Mr. Klausen did not continue behaving a pursuit duties of a Second Assistant Director. This was since Mr. Klausen had recently incited 50 years aged and Warner Bros. wanted to interpose younger blood into a directorial team.”
The fit adds: “As a Second Assistant Director, a vital aspect of Mr. Klausen’s pursuit duties concerned interacting and operative with a actors on a daily basis. This enclosed portion as a relationship to a actors, creation certain a actors are prepared for any scene, and putting a actors by habit and makeup. Mr. Klausen beheld that a stars of a show, that are all extremely younger, began to expel him after he incited 50.”
He says his duties were incited over to a span of much-younger staffers and that he eventually was dismissed over a phone after prolongation wrapped on Season 9 in April. WBTV had no criticism on a fit when contacted by Deadline.
Attorneys Michael Bononi and Jarryd Cooper of Bononi Law Group of Los Angeles are representing Klausen in a case.