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Claiming damages of $12 million in lost earnings, the legal case dates back to Tim Robbins’ work on The Shawshank Redemption, a film Darabont directed based on a short story by King. Robbins has claimed repeatedly in interviews that far from helping his career – as was widely perceived – the film in fact has had a damaging effect on his career, as well as ‘social embarrassment’. The Studio Exec‘s very own legal expert Tank ‘Shuffly’ Jones commented on the case:
It is an historic damages case, which claims that during the filming of The Shawshank Redemption the claimant, Robbins, was forced to repeatedly crawl through a mile of shit, with the effect that despite cleansing, pneumatic showering, bleaching and scrubbing has left a lingering taint or odour, which has had a detrimental effect on his career and personal relations, as well as causing the plaintiff, Robbins, repeated embarrassment.
Tim told me a number of times that when he was filming the scene he could hear Morgan Freeman whispering to Frank Darabont and the pair of them laughing like little girls. Fact of the matter is they didn’t need to use actual shit but they did it because they had got bored of Tim’s endless liberalism.