December 17, 2011 08:00 AM by Lisa Princ
If you are one the millions anxiously awaiting the new season of ABC‘s The Bachelor, and have been looking forward to spoilers about Ben Flajnik and his ladies, you may be out of luck. That’s right, a new lawsuit has threatened the spoilers from one very popular, and accurate spoiler site. More after the jump.
The Bachelor‘s new season does not start until January 2, but if you are a spoiler lover, you have probably already learned who the final four ladies are, from the popular spoiler blog of Reality Steve. However, there may be no more spoilers from him, as the website owner, Stephen Carbone, who runs the blog from his home, is now facing a new lawsuit, which could prevent any further spoilers from being published.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, on December 6, the producers of the show, NZK Productions and Alternative Television Inc. filed a lawsuit against Stephen Carbone in federal court in Los Angeles, claiming that he intentionally interfered with contracts for inducing people affiliated with The Bachelor to violate confidentiality agreements. Sources claim that sometimes Reality Steve would go as far as to offer them cash in exchange for the information.
Most reality television contracts come with a penalty of up to $5 million bucks for blabbing, and apparently, producers are getting more serious about punishing the violators. Stephen Carbone’s lawyer said of the lawsuit: “We believe one of the purposes of this lawsuit is to try to find out who Steve’s sources have been,” adding that he will file a counterclaim on the grounds of freedom of speech. Show producers and ABC have not commented on the subject yet, so we will have to wait and see if we will get any more spoilers.
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