A&E has settled a lawsuit that involved a Disney Channel star and Bristol Palin.
The lawsuit was created when Kyle Massey, who starred on Disney's 'That's So Raven,' sued the network, saying that it stole the idea for a reality program from him. The program idea involved Palin taking care of her son, Tripp. Massey said his family created the idea. Random, I know.
The suit was filed in June against Associated Television International for its Lifetime program, 'Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp.' Lifetime is one of the networks that falls under A&E's family of programing.
A California judge approved the deal late last week, which finalized the dismissal of the suit.
According to the suit, the Massey's became close to Palin during ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars.' It was then that the created a treatment for a program called 'Bristol-ogy 101,' which would have starred both the Masseys and the Palins. The program would have focused on both families living near each other in Alaska as Bristol went to college and raised her son.
The suit said Bristol was into the idea and agreed to work with the Masseys. Now, with zero knowledge of what really happened, I do not really understand how the Massey's became involved in this. It seems like they shoehorned their way in, doesn't it? I could be wrong, of course. It just seems random.
When A&E went ahead with their Bristol program, the Masseys filed the suit.
What is your take on this?