After a negotiation with Sony gone-bad, Eric Breaden revealed that he will be leaving the show by November 2nd after refusing to take a pay-cut.
EW sat down with Braeden to ask him if his exit is final: "Where do things stand? Did your representative counter Sony's offer and you have yet to hear an answer?"
"Precisely," the actor replied.
EW asked, "As of today, are you willing to take what Sony offered?"
"No. There is no appreciation of the fact that I've been an important part of the show for nearly 30 years that has been no. 1 in the ratings. That's extraordinary. So to be dealt with in a perfunctory matter as if you had just known these people for a few months is what is most offensive. This is a certain corporate culture now that is very deleterious."
The actor also reveals this isn't the first time the words "pay-cut" have been brought up - but it was the actor who offered to take it:
"I was the first one [to offer] because I knew that if we all did it, we would insure the continuation of the show. I did it two years ago when I signed my last contract, which I thought would last until next November."
As for saying his onset goodbyes, the actor says: "I said this could be a long goodbye, and I may not see you for a long time. Who knows? I'm not saying I've been let go - we're still negotiating. But it feels like that."
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