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Bristol Palin: Life’s A Tripp
Former That’s So Raven star Kyle Massey and his family sued the producers of Bristol Palin: Life’s A Tripp in 2012. The series, which followed the everyday life of Bristol as she raised her son, had only premiered one episode before the Masseys made their move. They claimed that they were the ones who came up with the idea for the show, but it was supposed to involve them as well. It was originally called Bristol-ogy 101 and it was supposed to follow both families. The show was purchased by A&E and filming had begun, but little did the Massey family know that the network would ultimately cut them out.
The family sued for copyright infringement, fraud, breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, misappropriation, and unfair competition.