'Sons of Anarchy' Allegedly Is a Stolen Idea

June 16, 2010 06:38:06 GMT

In his lawsuit, actor Chuck Zito said FX network is obliged to pay him $5 million for using his 2004 idea on a motorcycle gang series.


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FX Network has been slapped with a $5 million lawsuit based on accusation that the network has stolen an idea to be used on "Sons of Anarchy". Chuck Zito, a former bike gang member turned actor has filed the legal papers in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, June 15, demanding a sum of money to be paid.

"FX was obligated to pay Zito the reasonable value of his ideas, hire him to work on the series and afford him screen credit as creator," the lawsuit read. "Defendants breached an implied-in-fact contract with defendant."

Zito said he pitted the idea of a motorcycle series called "Nomads" to FX in 2004 and claimed that he entered an "implied-in-fact" contract with the network, where if his ideas are used, then he would be compensated and credited. But FX decided to pass on it. Two years later, it teamed up with "The Shield" producer Kurt Sutter to develop a project about bikers which they called "Sons of Anarchy".

Zito believed that the Emmy-nominated series is "substantially similar" to his outlaw motorcycle club idea and that FX should pay him $5,000,000 for the loss. FX has not commented on the lawsuit.

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posted by one percenter on Aug 17, 2010
well shit stain untill you have rode with a powerfull club and really knows what goes on behind closed doors just shut the fuck up.sons is a great show but their is much more than dealing guns and drugs to a bunch of spics and fx dont have the balls to show it pal and for people that hurt children and woman they are dealt with within the club in such a way your silly little head cant even think of.
posted by God of the Hells ang on Jun 16, 2010
This guy is a Big mouth. I bet this ex gang banging coward loser is just looking for publicity. LOL this is as funny as this clown pretending he is a real street fighter. I have never heard of any real street fight or pro fight this Bozo was ever in one on one and won. I don't count hitting drunks and using the name of a club into scaring people not to hit you back. Poor publicity for a loser with a big mouth is the way i see it.
posted by God of the Hells ang on Jun 16, 2010
LOL I think the wood chuck should call his show Nomen Momen or Homen . I bet thats a subject this punk knows all about. Give it up woody go back to the pecker where you can get a head.
posted by God of the Hells ang on Jun 16, 2010
This guy is a Big mouth. I bet this ex gang banging coward loser is just looking for publicity. LOL this is as funny as this clown pretending he is a real street fighter. I have never heard of any real street fight or pro fight this Bozo was ever in one on one and won. I don't count hitting drunks and using the name of a club into scaring people not to hit you back. Poor publicity for a loser with a big mouth is the way i see it.

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