are involved in a heated debate over whether or not Jennifer Lopez knows anything about the origins of the TV show South Beach. Now, U.S. Judge Henry Pitman has ordered J Lo to submit to a deposition by June 11, to answer questions posed in a lawsuit brought on last year.
The series, which is about Miami’s modeling and nightclub scene, is produced by Lopez, UPN and CBS Television - but is allegedly stolen from writer Jack Bunick.
According to USA Today, “Bunick claims the television series that debuted in January 2006 was too similar to a plot he described in 1999 for a pilot episode of a show to be named South Beach Miami.”
In February, Lopez’s lawyer stated in court papers that “although she was executive producer, Lopez was barely involved in the creation and development of South Beach and was only brought in at a later stage to lend celebrity to the show.’’ Not buying into these claims, the judge has decided to hear from Lopez personally. Be sure to check out the pictures of J Lo speaking at Univision’s Upfront presentation on May 16!