Ice-T & A&E Allegedly Sued For Stealing Idea For Docudrama Gang Series
Ice-T faces legal action for allegedly using an idea for a documentary drama series.
According to Deadline.com, A&E Networks and Ice-T have been named in a suit filed by Roy Colbert of Los Angeles.
According to the suit, Colbert provided the network's director of nonfiction and alternative programming Colleen Conway an idea about the series back on August 7, 2008.
The idea was to focus on combating gang violence in Los Angeles County and making peace between rival gangs. The story was to be based off Colbert's own experience documenting efforts to stop gang violence in 2004.
Colbert claims that he presented the idea to Ice-T's manager Chris Smith, with a clear understanding that any use of it was to only be used if Colbert was involved and fully compensated. At this point the name of the project was to be called "Banging Peace."
But now, Colbert says Ice-T and A&E took his idea and made an identical docudrama titled "The Peacemaker," which aired in 2010.
Check out the documentary here.