Judge Judy: 'CBS had no choice but to pay me what I wanted’

Turns out, Judge Judy Sheindlin is just as tough in real life as she is on TV.

The highest-paid TV personality gave some pretty compelling testimony in a lawsuit between CBS and talent agency Rebel Entertainment Partners.

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The agency is suing the network, claiming their share in show profits is diminished by Judge Judy's $47 million dollar salary.

Now in a transcript obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Judge Judy in a videotaped testimony from 2016 says Rebel should be happy with the money they're getting.

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LOS ANGELES - APRIL 14: Judge Judy Gallery for the CBS special. Judge Judy Sheindlin stars in a one-hour primetime special that will include new cases and takes a look at how the Judge transitioned from New York Family Court Judge to 'Judge Judy,' on JUDGE JUDY PRIMETIME, Tuesday, May 20 (8:00 PM-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 05: Judge Judy Sheindlin and her husband attend the 2014 Heroes Of Hollywood Luncheon at Taglyan Cultural Complex on June 5, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 14: Judge Judy Gallery for the CBS special. Court will be in session when Judge Judy Sheindlin appears in a one-hour special that will showcase her unique ability to act as a true moral compass and her uncanny ability to ferret out the truth, on JUDGE JUDY PRIMETIME, Tuesday, May 20 (8:00 PM-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Judge Judy Sheindlin (R) and her husband Jerry Sheindlin arrive at the 55th Annual Women's Guild Cedars-Sinai Anniversary Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on November 13, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 05: Judge Judy Sheindlin attends the 2014 Heroes Of Hollywood Luncheon at Taglyan Cultural Complex on June 5, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 05: Judge Judy Sheindlin attends the 2014 Heroes Of Hollywood Luncheon at Taglyan Cultural Complex on June 5, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 14: Judge Judy Gallery for the CBS special. Look for classic Judyisms as Judge Judy Sheindlin brings her wit and no-nonsense style of justice in a one-hour primetime special, on JUDGE JUDY PRIMETIME, Tuesday, May 20 (8:00 PM-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 14: Judge Judy Gallery for the CBS special. Court will be in session when Judge Judy Sheindlin appears in a one-hour special that will showcase her unique ability to act as a true moral compass and her uncanny ability to ferret out the truth, on JUDGE JUDY PRIMETIME, Tuesday, May 20 (8:00 PM-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Judge Judy is seen outside 'The Today Show'on September 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES: Judge Judy Sheindlin (R), star of the US television court reality show 'Judge Judy' arrives with an unidentified guest for at the world premier of 'The Prestige,' at El Capitan Theater in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California, 17 October 2006. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 23: Judge Judy Sheindlin gives kiss of approval to son Adam Levy, 38, after the republican tossed his hat into the Putnam County race for district attorney. Levy's equally proud stepdad, ex-Bronx State Supreme Court Justice Gerald Sheindlin, looks on. (Photo by Howard Earl Simmons/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Judge Judy attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 05: Judge Judy Sheindlin attends the 2014 Heroes Of Hollywood Luncheon at Taglyan Cultural Complex on June 5, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
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The no-nonsense judge said, "CBS had no choice but to pay me what I wanted, because otherwise I could take it wherever I wanted to take it, or do it myself." Adding, "Their back's to the wall."

The judge adding the $20 million dollars Rebel made could instead go to her if she produced the show, but she doesn't do that because, as she says, "How much can you eat?"

Even more impressive, the judge recalled how every 3 years she re-negotiates her salary over dinner with the CBS president. She said, "We sit across the table, and I hand him the envelope and I say, 'Don't read it now, let's have a nice dinner. Call me tomorrow. You want it, fine. Otherwise, I'll produce it myself.' That's the negotiation."

Case closed.

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Mike Myers, "The Gong Show": $3 million
Jamie Foxx, "Beat Shazam": $3 million
Alec Baldwin, "Match Game": $3 million
Ryan Seacrest, "American Idol": $12 million
Conan O'Brien, "Conan": $12 million
David Letterman, Untitled Interview Show for Netflix: $12 million
Anderson Cooper, CNN: $12 million
George Stephanopoulos, ABC News: $15 million
Ryan Seacrest, "Live with Kelly & Ryan": $15 million
Pat Sajak, "Wheel of Fortune": $15 million
Jimmy Kimmel, "Jimmy Kimmel Live": $15 million
Stephen Colbert, "The Late Show": $15 million
Jimmy Fallon, "The Tonight Show": $16 million
Robin Roberts, "Good Morning America": $18 million
Megyn Kelly, NBC News: $18 million
Kelly Ripa, "Live with Kelly & Ryan": $22 million
Katy Perry, "American Idol": $25 million
Matt Lauer, "Today": $25 million
Judith Sheindlin, "Judge Judy": $47 million
Ellen DeGeneres, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show": $50 million
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