NBC and Jennifer Lopez have a new lawsuit on them for the hefty amount of $6.5 million. A man by the name of Alvin Gray-El is the one behind the lawsuit claiming that both the network and the singer stole his idea for the hit television show World Of Dance. And if that wasn’t enough, he has also dragged choreographer Debbie Allen into this as well.
Gray-El apparently pitched the idea of the show to Allen back in 2009. He got no response. When he tried to copyright the show, he was denied the ability to do so – as NBC and JLo were already working on a very similar show. That is what prompted him to sue everyone mentioned.
The problem is that there is no direct correlation between Allen and NBC, or even Allen and Lopez. On top of that, those managing Lopez assure that she wasn’t involved with coming up with the idea of the show. The concept was brought to her by the network.
It’s unclear where this is going to go. It’s doubtful that the lawsuit will be successful, especially as it seems that there are a lot of inconsistencies with how the show’s idea ended up in NBC’s hands.
Adding to that, Gray-El was calling the show Let’s Start The Dance – how awful, World of Dance sounds much better. Ha!