*Ice-T has quietly settled a lawsuit brought by a man who claims the rapper stole his idea for the A&E show, “The Peacemaker,” reports Radar Online.
The “Law & Order: SVU” star, real name Tracey Lauren Marrow, was sued along with the A&E Network by Roy Colbert in 2012. He said in his lawsuit that he pitched the idea of a show titled “Banging Peace,” about stopping gang violence in Los Angeles, to one of the network execs. Colbert also claimed to have sent the pitch to Ice-T’s manager with the provision if it was made he would be a part of it. Nothing ever came of his pitch.
Cut to years later – In 2010, an Ice-T show pops up on A&E titled “The Peacemaker.”
Colbert sued for breach of contract and was seeking damages for his show being stolen he claimed.
According to documents first reported by Deadline.com, Ice-T filed a response to the lawsuit June 2013 in which he stated his show was not stolen and he was never sent the pitch.
“Marrow denies that plaintiff submitted the “Banging Peace” idea to Marrow, and further denies that the Plaintiff submitted any idea(s) to Marrow with the expectation, fully and clearly understood by Marrow, that any such idea(s) were to be used only if Plaintiff was involved with the production of any show resulting from the idea(s), or that Plaintiff would be compensated for any such idea(s),” Ice-T’s response stated.
He also claimed that his show aired in 2010 but Roy didn’t sue until 2012.
The rapper stated he “did not use or disclose any of Plaintiff’s purported ideas, concepts or information in connection with the creation of the Program.” Ice-T also stated that he thought of the idea on his own and he asked the court to award Colbert nothing in his lawsuit.
However, Ice-T and the network secretly settled the case, despite claiming they did not steal Roy’s pitch for “The Peacemaker.”
According to documents filed on March 17, 2014, the order for dismissal states that “pursuant to the settlement agreement entered into by Plaintiff and both defendants, which this court has found to be valid and fully enforceable, Plaintiff’s first amended complaint is dismissed in its entirety with prejudice.”