Kyle Massey of ‘That’s So Raven’ fame has filed a lawsuit against the producers of Lifetime’s new reality series ‘Bristol Palin, Life’s A Tripp’ claiming that the project was his idea.
The ex-Disney star, who became friends with Palin on ‘Dancing With The Stars,’ claims he and his brother Christopher created a show for former vice presidential Palin – but they were cut out of the project at the last minute.
In the suit, filed in Los Angeles on Tuesday which was obtained by TMZ, Massey claims he developed the idea for a show, called Helping Hands, in which the brothers help Palin meet the challenges of child rearing while adjusting to life in Los Angeles. Palin’s LA show was scrapped when she moved to Arizona, and the new show was brought into production.
The suit claims that a producer named David McKenzie took on the project, and cut the Masseys out of the show before re-branding the idea as Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp.
The Masseys suit comes on the same day that the show premiered on Lifetime, and they are demanding monetary compensation, claiming they were not properly credited for creating the show.