Hollywood work emails are not like regular work emails. We learned as much when Sony’s internal emails were leaked in 2014, revealing a toxic culture in which casual racism and sexism are apparently occupational hazards.

Now a new set of explosive emails have emerged, which might further curtail any show business aspirations you might have once had. The offending party this time is Frank Darabont, the former The Walking Dead showrunner who was unceremoniously fired during season two’s production.

Darabont is suing AMC for a $280 million in damages, on the basis that he and his agents were denied the appropriate profit participation from the show. The emails—which came to light as part of the lawsuit—were exchanged between Darabont and AMC executives during 2010 and 2011, after the network decided to slash the show’s budget, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

Darabont’s suggestion was to shoot the entire season using a single location, which wound up being the Greene family farm, arguably one of the show’s worst seasons. But AMC’s request to see all the scripts beforehand—a practice that’s unheard of in the industry, set Darabont off.

“Fuck you all for giving me chest pains because of the staggering fucking incompetence, blindness to the important beats, and the beyond-arrogant lack of regard for what is written being exhibited on set every day,” read one of his more incendiary emails. “I deserve better than a heart attack because people are too stupid to read a script and understand the words. Does anybody disagree with me? Then join the C-cam operator and go find another job that doesn’t involve deliberately fucking up my show scene by scene.”

Darabont, who’s best known for directing The Shawshank Redemption, seemed ill-equipped for the job of showrunner, at least according to AMC.

“We released him because it soon became clear that his film talents did not translate to running a television show — one of the most difficult jobs in entertainment — and because he was repeatedly abusive and threatening to those working around him and under his direction,” an AMC spokesperson said in a statement. “He made the set and writers’ room a threatening and toxic work environment.”

When Darabont was originally let go, a disagreement over the show’s budget was the reason given. But Darabont’s foul language seems to have played a major role. Also, the second season was really horrible. Like, truly bad. TV is different from movies in that you have to work with the same people every day over the course of multiple seasons. Movie sets allow a bit more room for outbursts (please see Christian Bale’s legendary rant on the set of Terminator: Salvation, which was widely praised within the industry because the person he berated was known as a colossal moron); once wrapped, cast and crew can return to their normal lives.

Perhaps that nuance was lost on Darabont, who seemed to have been suffering from a bit of a god complex. “Please let’s stop invoking ‘the writers room’,” he wrote in another email. “There IS no writers room, which you know as well as I do. I am the writers room. The fucking lazy assholes who were supposedly going to be my showrunners threw that responsibility on me after wasting five months of my time.”

Darabont says that while his verbiage in the emails was harsh, the content was merited. “Each of these emails was sent because a ‘professional’ showed up whose laziness, indifference, or incompetence threatened to sink the ship of production and added unfair and unnecessary burden to their colleagues in the cast and crew,” he said in a statement. “My tone was the result of the stress and magnitude of this extraordinary crisis. The language and hyperbole of my emails were harsh, but so were the circumstances. As for the enormous problems they describe, I stand by these emails to the last detail.”

Since Darabont’s exit, The Walking Dead has become the most watched show on television, which can’t be sitting well with him one bit.