Former Maker Studios CEO Seeks to Delay Disney Deal

Former Maker Studios CEO Seeks to Delay Disney Deal

Danny Zappin wants some clarity on his own lawsuit before his former colleagues cash out

Former Maker Studios CEO Danny Zappin is trying to delay the company's sale to Disney, according to documents filed Wednesday in California Superior Court.

Disney agreed to acquire Maker Studios for $500 million last month in a deal that could net the massive online video network as much as $950 million.

Also read: Disney Acquires Maker Studios for $500 Million-Plus

Zappin has asked the court to issue a temporary injunction. He would like to see his own lawsuit resolved first, or, at the very least, he believes Maker shareholders must be informed about some of the allegations in his own suit.

Zappin sued Maker last summer, accusing the board of conspiring to kick him out and enrich themselves. Maker shareholders will vote on the deal next Tuesday,

Neither Disney nor Maker Studios immediately responded to requests for comment.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.