#TatyanaAli didn’t get the outcome she hoped for in the courtroom this week. A Los Angeles superior court dismissed her lawsuit claiming that Warner Bros. and Telepictures took her idea for the hit show ‘The Real.’
According to The Jasmine Brand:
Reportedly, the court ruled that the trade secret laws do not protect ideas. Trade secrets include formulas, methods, techniques and the like and Ali’s claims don’t fall under this category.
Ali said that she came up with the concept for the ‘The Real’ and eventually pitched to execs in 2012 but was told they “decided to decline.” Six months later, the show debuted later as “a direct production” of the concept she created, according to the suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The suit sought unspecified damages from “all rightful gains, profits, and advantages derived by the Defendants” and the formation of a collective trust for Ali of “designated percentages of the proceeds resulting from past, current and future production and airing of The Real television program.”
You win some, you lose some.