By Jane Nambi
Tori Spelling’s reality television show has been slapped with a $60 million lawsuit.
The show, “sTORIbook Weddings” are being charged by three men, Denny O’Neil Jr., Jake P. Hall, and Charles W. Malcolm. The men filed the court papers against Oxygen Media, Bunim-Murray Productions, World of Wonder Productions, and Spelling and McDermott’s production company, Life in a Bowl Productions in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday.
The charges are breach of implied in fact contract, breach of fiduciary duty, slander of title, false advertising, unfair business practices, and more in relation to what they claim was the theft of their show idea.
The plaintiffs allege that in 2007, they came up with a show idea called “Wedding Rescue” that would star Spelling and McDermott. Their idea was filed with the Writers Guild which they later pitched to both the couple and an Oxygen executive. The parties passed on the project and later debuted the similar show four years later.
The trio seeks more than $8.5 million for each of the seven of the causes of action, plus additional fees and court costs.