Ex Hell’s Angel claims credit for ‘Sons of Anarchy’

From TMZ:

A motorcycle war has broken out over the hit FX show “Sons of Anarchy” — because the former NYC chapter head of the “Hells Angels” claims the network jacked his idea and screwed him out of millions.

TMZ has obtained a lawsuit filed by Chuck Zito — in which the bike gang member-turned-actor claims he developed an idea for a show about an “outlaw motorcycle club” back in 1998 and pitched it to FX in 2004.
In the docs, Zito claims he entered into an “implied-in-fact contract” with FX which guaranteed if they used his ideas for a TV show, Zito would be “reasonably compensated and afforded appropriate screen credits.” Zito claims FX eventually passed on the project.
So when FX began developing “Sons of Anarchy” in 2006 — Zito was pissed … claiming “Sons” was “substantially similar” to his motorcycle show idea.
Now, Zito claims FX is obligated to pay him more than $5,000,000 for breaking the “implied-in-fact” contract.
FX had no comment on the lawsuit.

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Update from Facebook – Jeff Dailey posted the response from Kurt Sutter – Creator of SOA – read his response here… Thanks Jeff!

Comments

  1. Would love to see this guy (DaveA) speak his mind to Chucks face !

  2. Zito’s a clownshoe trying to make a buck off Kurt Sutter’s hard work and creativity. The Wild Angels, Chuck? THAT was the idea you pitched to FX? If you win your suit, are you gonna shoot some dough over to Roger Corman, Peter Fonda and Nancy Sinatra? You must be influenced by the character in the original known as…The Loser.

    Your fifteen minutes are up, you feckless hack. Go away.

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