Wilfred star ordered to pay $750k
WILFRED star Jason Gann has been ordered by a US court to pay a former bus driver $750,000 for punching him in the face at Derby Day over a decade ago.
Joseph Hosny was driving a shuttle bus at the Melbourne race day in 2007, when he told an intoxicated Gann that his bus was full and the actor and his partner would have to wait for the next one. Gann repeatedly punched Hosny in the face, pleading guilty to assault charges.
He was then ordered to pay damages of $325,000.
But after relocating to the United States for an American version of Wilfred starring Elijah Wood, Gann refused to pay the damages or the cost of Hosny’s legal fees.
In a bid for his six-figure compensation, Hosny commenced legal proceedings in the USA.
This week, Californian Superior Court judge Elaine Mandel ordered he pay Hosny $US594,452 — more than $750,000 — plus interest for every year he fails to pay.
In 2014 Hosny was convicted of secretly working while being on workers’ compensation following the assault.