‘Glee’ just can’t seem to stay out of the legal drama lately.
Just months after a UK court ruled that the show could no longer use the name ‘Glee’ in the UK, the show has found itself back at the centre of even more legal issues.
According to a new report posted by TMZ, during the filming of season 5’s Christmas special, titled ‘Previously Unaired Christmas’, a woman named Yolanda Rosario is claiming she tripped over some cables left out by a member of the show’s crew.
According to the lawsuit, last November, a member of the 20th Century Fox crew was setting up the location at Burbank Town Center ready for filming by stretching electrical cables over a walkway which was not part of the closed set. Rosario is claiming that she was walking in the area when she tripped and broke both her arm and a rib in the fall.
TMZ is reporting that Rosario is naming 20th Century Fox as well as the company that owns the Burbank mall as defendants in the lawsuit, and she is suing for an unspecified amount in damages and medical bills.
As fans of the show may remember, ‘Previously Unaired Christmas’ saw Rachel Berry (Lea Michele), Santana Lopez (Naya Rivera) and Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) don Elf costumes to work in a local New York mall to earn some extra cash in time for Christmas.
Meanwhile, there has been some big news for Glee stars Amber Riley and Kevin McHale this week, as it’s been confirmed that they’ve just scored their own radio show!
Kev told his fans the news over the weekend when he tweeted, “TOMORROW (later today)….@MsAmberPRiley & I have a lil somethin’ for you all!” That “lil somethin’” turned out to be the duo’s new show on DASH Radio, aptly named McRiley.
The sixth and final season of ‘Glee’ is shooting now and is not expected to be effected by the new lawsuit.
The new season is expected to consist of 13 new episodes and will begin airing in the US on FOX in the 2015 mid-season schedule.