Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez and her ex-husband Marc Anthony have been named in a new lawsuit for allegedly stealing the idea for their new reality show.
In the suit, filed in New York, John Jacobs claims the former couple stole his concept for “Q’Viva! The Chosen,” which premiered on FOX in March 2012. Jacobs states that he pitched the show idea, "Miami Beach: The Game," in 2007 & 2008 to production companies for both Lopez and Anthony, and his show also plotted for two well-known Latino celebrities who would travel in search of the next big superstar.
According to TMZ, Jacobs cites interest from both Marc Anthony Productions and Lopez's Nuyorican Productions at the time, but neither contacted him. He realized he was ripped off after seeing ads for Q’Viva! insisting, “they were so similar that they were twins.”
Jacobs is suing for $25 million in damages.