Here’s How a Judge Responded to Tatyana Ali’s Claim That 'The Real' Was Stolen From Her

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 18:  Actress Tatyana Ali attends Global Green USA's 12th annual pre-Oscar party at AVALON Hollywood on February 18, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Global Green)

Here’s How a Judge Responded to Tatyana Ali’s Claim That 'The Real' Was Stolen From Her

The actress sued the show's producers in 2016.

Published March 1, 2017

Former child star Tatyana Ali sued Warner Bros and Telepictures, the folks responsible for bringing daytime talk show The Real to life, in 2016 after claiming that the premise behind the panel morning program was originally her idea.

Now, according to new reports, the lawsuit has been thrown out with the reasoning being that the trade secret laws do not protect ideas.

According to Shadow and Act, the Los Angeles Superior Court dismissed Ali's suit because trade secrets include formulas, methods, techniques, etc. and the actress's claims did not fall under those criteria.

The former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star initially claimed that she came up with the concept for the all-female panel-style talk show and pitched it to executives in 2012, but was told they "decided to decline."

She stated in her suit that, six months after her offer was turned down, the show made its debut as "a direct production" of the concept that she created and pitched.

Despite her gripe with the show's inception, Ali still once appeared on The Real as a guest at one point.

Take a look at how the Twitter community reacted to her lawsuit, below:

See what the actress has to celebrate in the BET Breaks video, above.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Global Green)

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