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30 Suspiciously Similar TV Shows Accused Of Ripping Off Another Series

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The Shop

HBO

In 2018, LeBron James got sued by business owner Sebastian Jenkins, who claimed that the athlete stole his idea for the show The Shop. In the lawsuit, Sebastian defined his business as a “dual-purpose barbershop and content studio whose mission, in addition to providing haircuts, is to support cultural discussion, building community, personal growth and diversity.” It inspired him to come up with the concept for his show Shop Talk, where famous guests could share their success stories while getting their hair cut. He also discussed this idea with an employee from LeBron’s company, Uninterrupted, in 2014, but nothing ever came of the idea.

When Sebastian realized that LeBron and his team hijacked the idea, he requested that The Shop be canceled, and sought damages for trademark infringement.

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