It looks like there’s some off-camera drama brewing over on the set of VH1’s Hollywood Exes. According to TMZ, one of the mothers of Eddie Murphy’s children, Tamara Johnson, is suing Lynch-Dyson Entertainment, the producers of Hollywood Exes, claiming that they actually jacked the idea from her.
In filed court documents, Johnson insists that she pitched a reality show titled The Hollywood Ex Club to Vernon Lynch back in 2008. According to reports, the show was supposed to document the lives of a group of celebrity baby mamas and was inspired by Johnson’s relationship with Murphy; however, nothing ever came as a result of Johnson’s discussions with Lynch. Four years later, in 2012, VH1 debuted a new show titled Hollywood Exes starring Murphy’s ex-wife, Nicole Murphy, and ironically produced by Lynch-Dyson Entertainment. As you have probably guessed, Johnson wasn’t too happy about this.
Johnson says that she reached out to Lynch-Dyson several times in hopes of receiving credit and money for the alleged stolen idea; however, the issue was never resolved. Now she’s suing for at least $1 million. Of course there are always two sides to a story, but if in fact Lynch-Dyson actually stole her idea, then we can totally understand her frustration. We will continue to keep you posted as this story develops.
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