'Judging Amy' Actor Wants Out

Tuesday, October 2nd 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Actor Richard T. Jones has gone to court to get out of his job on ``Judging Amy.''

Jones filed suit Monday against the series' producer, Twentieth Century Fox Television, asking to be released from his contract. He plays court services officer Bruce Van Exel on the CBS drama.

According to the suit, Fox has failed to develop and expand his character as agreed and has required him to work long days and during lunch.

The studio also broke its promise to accommodate movie roles that came to Jones while the series was being filmed, the suit alleges.

Jones was assured by Fox he could be written out of the show if he became unhappy, said his attorney, Martin D. Singer. No damages are being sought in the suit, although Jones wants Fox to pay for the cost of the filing and attorney fees.

Twentieth Century Fox Television had not seen a copy of the suit and had no comment, a spokesman said.