August 7, 2002 15:09
OSBOURNES SUED AGAIN
The family are hit by a lawsuit for the second time...
THE OSBOURNES are being for the second time in as many weeks over their hit MTV reality show.
MTV and the music network's owner, Viacom, also are named in the breach-of-contract suit filed yesterday (August 6) in Los Angeles Superior Court by entertainment network Threshold.tv (formerly Threshold.com), reports Hollywood Reporter.
The suit claims the show violates "an intellectual property rights agreement" struck between them and the Osbournes' company Monowise. Asking for undisclosed damages, the company wants to be declared owner of the series and any spin-offs.
Producer Gary Binkow also filed an action against The Osbournes, claiming they stole his idea for the show.