Jennifer Lopez Hit With $6.5m Lawsuit Over Theft

Jennifer Lopez is being accused of stealing the idea for her hit dance competition show World of Dance.

In a new lawsuit filed in federal court, a man named Alvin Gray-El claimed that he came up with the show concept years ago and now he wants a major pay day from  the A-list triple threat.

Gray-El is suing Lopez, 49, for $6.5 million dollars in damages, according to TMZ.

The outlet reports that Grey-El claims in documents that he first pitched his idea to famed choreographer and actress Debbie Allen via fax back in 2009.


At the time, he was calling the reality competition show Let's Start the Dance.
The suit alleges that Gray-El never heard back from Allen, who is currently starring as an actress in the ABC hit Grey's Anatomy.

Allen is in no way connected to World of Dance, which airs on NBC, but she is also being sued by Gray-el along with J Lo, according to The Blast.
According to the documents, Gray-El also claimed that in 2010 he registered the show with the U.S. Copyright office.

Lopez and Allen have yet to respond to the lawsuit, however a source connected to J Lo told TMZ that the idea for World of Dance was 'floating around NBC years ago -- it was the network's concept and they brought it to Jennifer.'



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