This is a direct result of the information obtained from a deposition by former Big Brother producer Kenny Rosen. He is now the executive producer of ABC’s The Glass House. In his deposition, Rosen admitted many things, such as, that he took a copy of the Big Brother Guest Manuel and had it typed up as a supporting document for the Glass House Manuel. CBS lawyers are arguing that fact alone, the act of copying the document, is a clear violation of the non-disclosure agreement Rosen signed while working for CBS. Rosen kept right on blabbing, saying he used information from the CBS Big Brother Master Control Schedule to determine how many people he would need to hire for the production of the ABC reality show. He also admitted that more former Big Brother staff were working on the new show than previously thought, which was around 15-20, but was now more like 25-30. That wasn’t enough, he also said he deleted all e-mail pertaining to The Glass House after CBS had filed the lawsuit over the similarities between the two reality shows. Rosen’s lawyer finally stepped in after 7 hours of questioning and put and end to it all. A little too late, don’t ya think?
ABC responded to CBS’s account of Kenny Rosen’s deposition by saying that it was “misleading, inaccurate and wrong.” They also felt that that is was preposterous for CBS to claim a “one page outdated master control room schedule from an old season of ‘Big Brother’ is a trade secret.”They concluded with this: “In the end, this entire litigation appears to be an effort by CBS to knock out a competitive show in the courtroom, rather than compete in the homes of American viewers who could choose which the best show is (or choose to watch both),”
So there you have it. As of right now, I have yet to get logged in at abc.com to vote, let alone watch any live-stream action in the house. For some reason, they don’t remember my password from DWTS, but won’t let me change it either.
Let me know if any of you get any live feed action.