A court has pulled the plug on Tatyana Ali‘s quest to sue the thriving series ‘The Real.’
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In 2016, Ali filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros after she claimed it stole a concept she presented to them to create ‘The Real.’
Her claim is that she pitched a “a unique and innovative format, which featured an eclectic group of engaging female celebrity hosts, each aged within their 20’s and 30’s … designed to pique the interest of the younger side of the mid-life/mid-career female population and featured a variety of contemporary discussion topics in a relaxed and informal setting” to Warner.
She was then told that they had passed on the idea and later discovered that they were to create ‘Real.’
Why her suit was tossed out?
The Los Angeles Superior Court dismissed Ms. Ali’s lawsuit, ruling that the trade secret laws on which she based her claim do not protect ideas (unlike actual trade secrets, which this wasn’t considered), and that she willingly shared her talk show idea with the parties named in her suit.