Mafia Wife Author Threatens Legal Action Against Mob Wives Producers
Posted on Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:50 AM PDT
NEW YORK, New York (X17online) - VH1â€™s Mob Wives are facing even more legal issues â€“ though this time, theyâ€™re non-violent.
Author of Mafia Wife Lynda Milito has sent Mob Wives producers â€“ including the Weinstein Co., Electus, and JustJenn Productions - a cease-and-desist letter, claiming that the reality show exhibits â€œstriking similarities to Ms. Milito's original works."
Milito also claims to have contacted Weinstein Books, the publishing imprint of the Weinstein Co., about a sequel to Mafia Wife called Mafia Secrets in August 2010. The Weinstein Co. counters that Mob Wives had been in development prior to any communication between the two parties.