With all that Jennifer Lopez has going on, we can add lawsuit to the list. The “Jenny From the Block” singer has found herself on the wrong end of a lawsuit for the idea of her reality competition show World of Dance.
According to TMZ, Alvin Gray-El is suing J Lo, saying the the idea for World of Dance was his and that he pitched it to choreographer Debbie Allen years ago. TMZ obtained documents where Alvin claims he sent the idea for a reality show called Let’s Start the Dance to Debbie, via fax, in 2009.
World of Dance, which premiered in May 2017, is a dance reality competition show that is executive produced by JLo. The show features dance performers representing any style of dance, competing for a grand prize of $1 million. Judges for the show include JLo, Derek Hough and Ne-Yo and is currently in it’s third season.
Alvin, who is suing for $6.5 million, claims he never heard back from Debbie and he’s suing her as well. He also claims, according to the docs TMZ obtained, that he wrote a letter to NBC letting them know that their series was from the idea he pitched to Debbie. Surprisingly, the claimant did not hear back. The only catch is that Debbie is not involved in JLo’s World of Dance, so he could have trouble proving that JLo knew about his idea and ripped it off.
World of Dance airs on Sunday nights on NBC.