The Ludicrous Reason Why The Simpsons Is Being Sued For $250 Million

October 22, 2014 6:28 PM

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It’s not uncommon for popular TV shows to have to go to court every once in a while. Shows get sued by disgruntled employees, they get sued for copyright infringement, they get sued for on-set injuries, but I’m not sure I’ve ever heard of a lawsuit that is more ludicrous than the one Fox and The Simpsons is currently having to deal with. Frank Sivero is suing the animated series for cloning a character he says he created for Goodfellas back in 1990.

What’s even more ridiculous than the general idea behind the lawsuit is the amount of money Sivero feels he is entitled to. Deadline reports the actor is suing Fox for $250 million because he says the animators on the show created the character of Louie based on Sivero’s portrayal of Frankie Carbone...

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