Judge Allows ‘Columbo’ Fraud Lawsuit Against Universal

Judge Allows ‘Columbo’ Fraud Lawsuit Against Universal

William Link and Richard Levinson say it took 45 years to receive their first accounting statement for the acclaimed detective show. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Alan Rosenfield on Thursday decided that the creators of the 1970s show Columbo sufficiently pleaded contract and fraud claims against Universal City Studios. Columbo producers William Link and the […]

Bravo, ‘Flipping Out’ Couple Sued by Surrogate Mother, Accused of Filming Birth and Joking About Genitalia

Bravo, ‘Flipping Out’ Couple Sued by Surrogate Mother, Accused of Filming Birth and Joking About Genitalia

“Defendants filmed Trent’s genitalia without her knowledge,” lawsuit says A woman who acted as a surrogated mother for “Flipping Out” star Jeff Lewis and his partner Gage Edward has filed a lawsuit against the couple and the show’s network, Bravo
Alexandra Trent says that she gave birth to Lewis and Edward’s daughter, Monroe, in 2016 and that the reality show’s producers filmed the birth without her permission.
“Defendants filmed Trent’s genitalia without her knowledge — and against her express prohibition — while she gave birth, then made crude and disgusting jokes about her genitalia and grooming in the pursuit of ratings,” the lawsuit filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday states.