American Idol judge Randy Jackson and MTV have been named in a new lawsuit over allegations that the idea for their reality dance contest, America’s Best Dance Crew, was stolen from a Los Angeles dance instructor.
Last week, Dwight McGhee filed papers in Los Angeles County Superior Court suing Randy and MTV for allegedly copying his idea. The choreographer claims he pitched the format of a dancing show, titled International Breakerz League, to the network in 2004. McGhee claims the network snubbed him only to use the concept four years later without his involvement.
He is seeking $2 million, TMZ.com reports. The fifth season of America’s Best Dance Crew premiered last Thursday night.