Reality TV World Show Updates   People News   TV Ratings News   Entertainment News   RealityTVDB   POP Hollywood   Spoiler News
Features & Interviews   Sexy Social Pics of the Day   Things to Know Profiles   Message Boards   Shows Listing

HOME > The Apprentice > The Apprentice 5

Lawsuits alleging Mark Burnett 'The Apprentice' idea theft settled


UPI News Service, 05/23/2006 

Lawsuits filed in Los Angeles state and federal courts charging Donald Trump, NBC Universal and Mark Burnett with stealing "The Apprentice" have been settled.

ADVERTISEMENT
Mark Bethea filed the suits claiming he and Velocity Entertainment Group first pitched the series, "C.E.O." to Mark Burnett and his partner, Carl Riggs, back in 2001, New York's Newsday reported Tuesday.

Their pitch even suggested having Trump host the show, the suit claimed.

Bethea said he registered the show with the Writers Guild of America a year before making his pitch.

Trump and NBC were part of the suit because they profited from "The Apprentice," the newspaper said.

Bethea's attorney told Newsday the suits were settled, but refused to provide any details.


Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.




Copyright 2006 by United Press International













Take Our User Survey





Page generated Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:13 am in 1.0503001213074 seconds

About Reality TV World   •   Advertise on Reality TV World  •   Contact Reality TV World  •   Privacy Policy   •   RSS Feed



Page read in 0.0061759948730469 seconds