Lawsuit claiming Seth MacFarlane stole 'Ted' idea is withdrawn

March 24, 2015 4:05 PM

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Lawsuit claiming Seth MacFarlane stole 'Ted' idea is withdrawn

(Reuters) - A California production company that sued Seth MacFarlane for allegedly stealing its idea for a foul-mouthed talking bear with a penchant for drinking, drugs and prostitutes for his 2012 hit movie "Ted" has withdrawn its copyright lawsuit.

Bengal Mangle Productions LLC had contended in a July 2014 complaint that Ted was "strikingly similar" to its own teddy bear Charlie, who was created in 2008 and has appeared on websites such as YouTube and FunnyorDie.

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