TV actor sues CBS over Des Moines restaurant chain

December 11, 2014 5:18 PM

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The actor who played Jethro in the 1960s TV series "The Beverly Hillbillies" has filed a lawsuit against CBS, arguing the broadcaster made inappropriate deals with a Des Moines restaurant chain.

Max Baer Jr., who played Jethro Bodine on the show, filed the lawsuit Tuesday. The Des Moines Register ( ) reports Baer had reached a deal with CBS that gave him rights to use the TV character to establish a chain of restaurants, hotels and casinos.

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