When one is in violation of a contract then obviously the other party has the right to sue them. Some cases can be solved quickly while others may even take years.
The case battle between Malaysian actor Ben Amir and production company, Elisa Vision Sdn. Bhd has finally come to an end as of today (Thursday, 14th April). Here’s what happened.
For context on the case, Ben Amir was in the midst of filming a TV series called “Demi” in Scotland back in 2020 when suddenly the actor chose to fly back to Malaysia a few days earlier, leaving everyone behind. The reason for his early return remains unknown but it was reported that filming wasn’t even complete when the actor flew home.
It was also reported that the 31-year-old refused to even finish filming the remainder of his scenes in Malaysia which resulted in his character being re-casted and the production company having to do re-shoots. Elisa Vision then sued him for violation of contract.
The case has finally ended in the Civil Sessions Court with both parties agreeing that Ben Amir will pay RM100,000 to production company Elisa Vision. According to the court, today was supposed to be the first day of the suit but both sides agreed to settle the case.
“If the defendant (Ben Amir) fails to pay RM100,000, the defendant will have to pay the original amount claimed by the plaintiff (Elisa Vision) of RM211,477. The court also recorded the defendant withdrawing the counterclaim statement submitted against the plaintiff,” said Judge Tasnim Abu Bakar.
The “Sweet Dreams” star refused to speak further to the media outside the court. Meanwhile, producer of Elisa Vision, Datin Mahfuzah Zakkiah Abdain is grateful that the case involving the actor and the production team has been resolved.
“I’ve already forgiven him after what happened. He’s a good person and I have no problems with him as everything has been resolved now,” she said. When asked about what exactly happened between the two parties, Mahfuzah and her lawyer said they cannot disclose the matter.