Website Offers Payoffs for 'Bachelor' Spoilers: Suit

Law360, New York (December 7, 2011, 8:39 PM EST) -- The producers of the ABC reality television show "The Bachelor" sued the owner of a reality TV website in California federal court Tuesday, accusing him of offering payoffs for show contestants and crew to break confidentiality agreements and provide him with updates and spoilers.

Producers NZK Productions Inc. and Horizon Alternative Television Inc., a division of Time Warner Inc. unit Warner Bros. Entertainment, claim Stephen Carbone, who runs the website, regularly posts nonpublic information about "Bachelor" episodes before their broadcast. Carbone receives the information from...
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