It is not news that Jennifer Lopez totally kills it when she’s on the dance floor. Which is why it made perfect sense for her to serve as not only a judge but also an executive producer on the NBC show “World of Dance.”
The show has been on the air for a total of three seasons, now someone is suing J. Lo for allegedly stealing the idea for the show.
In documents obtained by The Blast, Alvin Gray-El filed a federal lawsuit this week against J.Lo, NBC and legendary choreographer Debbie Allen, who has nothing to do with the show.
Alvin claims that he came up with the idea for a show called “Let’s Start The Dance” back in 2009. He reportedly claims that he faxed a letter over to Debbie Allen and her team to see if they had any interests in producing the show. He says that he never heard back from them and in 2010 he had the show registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.
Seven years later, he discovered that “World of Dance” was in the works at NBC and claims he tried to contact the network to let them know about the copyright infringement, however he claims he never heard back.
Alvin never explains how the idea was passed on from Debbie Allen to J.Lo and/ or NBC. Now he is looking for $5 million in actual damages and $1.5 million in punitive damages.
According to Page Six, a source says that “World of Dance” originated as an organization that existed prior to the show and NBC brought the idea over to J.LO.