American singer, Jennifer Lopez, who is the judge and executive producer on NBC’s “World of Dance,” is being sued by a man who claims he came up with the idea for the TV show.
The man named Alvin Gray-El reportedly filed a federal lawsuit this week against J.Lo, NBC and famed choreographer Debbie Allen.
Alvin Gray-El ?is suing J Lo claiming ‘WoD’ is a total rip from an idea he first pitched to renowned choreographer Debbie Allen.
According to another court documents obtained by The Blast, Gray-El claims he came up with the idea for a show called “Let’s Start the Dance” back in 2009. He claims to have faxed a letter to Debbie Allen and her production company in an effort to see if she was interested in producing the show.
Gray-El claims he never heard back from her. In 2010, Gray-El claims he had the show registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.
Years later Gray-El claims he discovered “World of Dance” was in the works at NBC in 2017. He says he tried to contact NBC to notify them of the copyright infringement but says he didn’t get a reply.
Gray-El is asking for $5 million in actual damages and $1.5 million in punitive damages.
But a source told Page Six on Tuesday that Jennifer Lopez didn’t come up with the idea herself. He went on to explain that“ World of Dance” began as an organization that existed prior to the show’s creation and that NBC brought the idea to Lopez.