Lawsuit Against Ryan Seacrest Dropped
December 18, 2008 at 8:30 AM (PT)
Charges against RYAN SEACREST accusing him of stealing the idea for his new reality show from a four-year-old TURKISH series have been dropped.
The last-minute lawsuit filed on DECEMBER 15th in MANHATTAN federal court alleged SEACREST and NBC ripped off the idea for his new series "Momma's Boys" from "Perfect Bride," which debuted in TURKEY in 2004.
The series, which follows bachelors and their moms as they struggle to find a suitable bride for their boys, was "willfully appropriated" according to the suit, filed by LUFTU MURAT UCKARDESLER. UCKARDESLER sought to bar SEACREST's show from TV for copyright and trademark infringement.
"Momma's Boys" premiered in the U.S. on DECEMBER 16th after Judge GEORGE DANIELS said the producers had waited too long to file their case.