Tatyana Ali Reportedly Sues Warner Bros, Says The Company Plagiarized Her Idea Of 'The Real'
Ali claims she presented the premise of the program to the company, who declined her idea, but still went through with the show six months later.
Although The Real cast is currently on summer vacation, the daytime talk show continues to make headlines.
According to Deadline, famed actress Tatyana Ali plans to sue Warner Bros and Telepictures for reportedly poaching her idea of the show. In 2012, Ali claims she presented the premise of a program hosted by five women with "a unique and innovative format, which featured an eclectic group of engaging female celebrity hosts, each aged within their 20's and 30's."
The lawsuit later states that the program featured "a variety of contemporary discussion topics in a relaxed and informal setting." The Real premiered six months after Ali pitched the idea to the company when they declined her proposal.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actress also plans to obtain "all rightful gain, profits, and advantages derived by the Defendants," and in addition, "designated percentages of the proceeds resulting from past, current and future production and airing of The Real television program."