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Screenwriter Richard sues Disney bosses

Published: Friday, January 30, 2009, 9:58 [IST]

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Washington (ANI): Disney bosses behind actress Miley Cyrus' hit show Hannah Montana, have been sued by a screenwriter over the script used. Richard Fronduto filed a lawsuit at Los Angeles County Superior Court on January 28, claiming that the teen series was based on a script he had written in 1990.

Fronduto claimed that he penned the idea for a show called 'The Secret Life of Sindi', which eventually became 'The Family Business'. He said that he had pitched the script to Disney executives, who asked him to turn it into a two-hour pilot episode, reports Contactmusic.

According to him, there are numerous similarities between his discarded pilot episode and the Hannah Montana show, with both featuring a teenage girl who leads a double life as an ordinary teen and successful pop star. And he is asking for a 'Created by' credit on all future publications and broadcasts of Hannah Montana, as well as damages.

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