Tatyana Ali is suing Warner Brothers for allegedly stealing the concept for the hit daytime talk show “The Real.” In the lawsuit, Ali claims that she came up with the idea of the show, which she pitched in December 2012. Reports say that she was told that they decided to decline but six months later the The Real debuted in July 2013.
The suit says that the talk show was “a direct production” of Ali’s concept and idea of five female hosts “very closely embody and mirror the personal and professional profiles of the specific and potential female celebrity hosts openly proposed in writing and in discussion by the Plaintiff during ‘pitch’ meetings she held with the Executives. ”
Ali is seeking unspecified damages from “all rightful gains, profits, and advantages derived by the Defendants” and the formation of a collective trust for Ali of “designated percentages of the proceeds resulting from past, current and future production and airing of The Real television program.”