Jerry Seinfeld Sued Over ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’ Idea

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Jerry Seinfeld hit series ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’ has hit a speed bump. According to reports, producer Christian Charles is suing Seinfeld over the show’s idea. Charles claims that back in 2002 he pitched the idea to Jerry and the two would move forward with a pilot years later. TMZ has gone on to share that Charles and Seinfeld would fall out over ownership rights and Jerry would decide to produce the series by himself. Charles is seeking credit and money in the lawsuit.

Christian Charles says he pitched a show idea to Jerry in 2002, and claims it’s the basis for “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” In his lawsuit, Charles says Jerry turned him down, initially, saying he wasn’t interested in doing the show. Now the plot twist — according to the suit, Seinfeld got pissed Charles was claiming ownership interest in the show, and wanted to be paid like it. Charles says Jerry ditched him, and went on to produce the show without him….He claims Jerry’s earning $750k per episode of the Netflix hit, and he wants a “created by” credit and financial compensation.