A plastic surgeon sued E! Entertainment Television, NBCUniversal Media and Bright Road Productions Inc. Thursday, alleging he was induced to be part of a proposed show about his life and profession, only to find out later that the series was designed to disparage him and incite a divorce from his wife.
Michael Obeng’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit seeks an injunction preventing the defendants from promoting, marketing or distributing the series, which has a working title of “Second Wives.”
Representatives for the defendants could not be immediately reached.
Obeng’s wife, Veronica Obeng, also known as Veronika Obeng, signed a contract in 2015 to perform in the series with her husband “featuring their married life,” according to the complaint. The show was to be primarily filmed in Obeng’s office and home, the suit states.
The defendants told Obeng that the series was only about the plaintiff and the couple’s “happy marriage” and was not intended to ridicule or disparage him, the suit states. Obeng also believed the series would be good for his business, the suit states.
But shortly after the series went into production, it became clear to Obeng that the series was aimed at making him and his profession look bad and to incite conflicts between him and his spouse, the suit states.
After he realized the alleged true intentions of the show, Obeng stopped making appearances, the suit states.
Veronika Obeng filed for divorce from the plaintiff last July, according to court records.
–City News Service
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