According to TV Week, Newt claimed he gave Howard a copy of his DVD, "Bigger Than Big" along with a registered screenplay. Similar to Lucious Lyon, the character Howard plays on the show, not even the legal system can stop him.
|Ron Newt Lawsuit Against Empire Tossed Out|
The second the show premiered people started suing left and right. One reason so many people have attempted to sue the show is because a successful black TV show is so rare these days. The individuals that have sued use the following logic: When it seems too good to be true, it's typically false.
A black TV show is so rare these days that it seems too good to be true. They had to do something illegal in order to achieve their success. I was surprised that the show's second season was so entertaining. Empire's producers have been distracted by false allegations yet they've been able to overcome.