Mona Scott-Young’s wildly successful “Love & Hip Hop” franchise has made her the target of a huge lawsuit!
The executive producer has been accused of stealing the idea for “Love & Hip Hop.” Now 8th Wonder Entertainment, Nicki Lum-Davis and Trisha Lum are suing Mona’s production company Monami Entertainment for $50 million! The plaintiffs have also pegged VH1, MTV Networks and Viacom in the lawsuit, which was filed on March 10, 2014.
According to court documents obtained by TattleTailz.com, Mona’s being slammed with allegations of copyright infringement, fraud, and breach of contract, breach of confidence for the show’s concept.
According to 8th Wonder Entertainment, it had come up with a show to be called “Hip Hop Wives,” modeling the title after VH1′s popular “Basketball Wives” series. The cast would have included Tashera Simmons, Chrissy Lampkin, Mashonda Tifere and Irv Gotti’s ex-wife Debbie Lorenzo. As “Love & Hip Hop” fans know, Chrissy and Mashonda actually did join the cast of Mona’s show.
The plaintiffs claim that they initially involved Mona and VH1 in the pitch meetings, only to have the concept snatched out from underneath. Court documents also state that Chrissy backed out of her deal with 8th Wonder before linking up with Mona and VH1.
Neither Mona, Monami Entertainment nor the networks have commented on the lawsuit at this time.