People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, but they sure can file a lawsuit.
Producers of ABC's Glass House are suing CBS, according to the Hollywood Reporter. CBS tried to keep Glass House from airing, alleging it was a copycat of their popular Big Brother series. A judge later denied this request, and the ABC reality show premiered in June to poor ratings.
In August, CBS dropped its lawsuit against ABC, citing the show's lackluster audience as "the ultimate form of justice." But then CBS filed for arbitration against the Glass House producers.
And now, Glass House producers are firing back at CBS. Kenny Rosen, Corie Henson and Michael O'Sullivan, who all previously worked on Big Brother as well, claim in a new suit that CBS is using the "litigation equivalent of war" and has brought arbitration against them (claiming they violated confidentiality agreements) "as part of it campaign to prevent, or at the very least, disrupt and harass, the production of a new reality show, 'The Glass House.'"
A CBS rep said in a statement that this new suit is "simply an attempt to delay the inevitable arbitration proceeding" and the network is "confident confident in our position that there has been a violation of signed, written confidentiality agreements, and we will look forward to a determination of that matter by the arbitration panel."
The Glass House producers want a judge to bring an end to this ongoing legal battle.