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Sony hack: Mark Cuban threatened to leave 'Shark Tank' in salary tiff
Sony hack: Mark Cuban threatened to leave 'Shark Tank' in salary tiff

Mark Cuban plays a tough negotiator on ABC's "Shark Tank." And behind the scenes, it's clear that's no act. In an email exchange unearthed during the recent hacking attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA franchise, complained that the studio's proposed salary for his work on upcoming seasons of "Shark Tank" was "beyond an insult." "Seriously?" Cuban wrote on Sept. 24 after receiving an email informing him that his Season 5 salary would be $30,000 per episode, with modest increases in following years. The exchange was first reported by the website Business Insider. ...

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