Kutcher's firm sues DMV
Actor Ashton Kutcher sits courtside during Game 2 of the Los Angeles Lakers against Denver Nuggets in Los Angeles, California May 1, 2012. (Alex Gallardo/REUTERS)
Ashton Kutcher's production company has filed a $1.4 million lawsuit against California's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for allegedly backing out of a reality show based on its employees.
Katalyst Media, which is run by Kutcher and partner Jason Goldberg, reportedly struck a deal with DMV bosses to make a TV show featuring the staff who work in driver licensing offices.
The lawsuit, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, states, "The series was conceived and designed to capture the variously humorous, emotional, dramatic, moving, humanizing and entertaining situations that arise on a daily basis at DMV's more than 170 offices across the state of California."
However, DMV heads have been accused of pulling out "abruptly and without justifiable excuse" over claims they believed the planned programme wasn't in their "best interests".
Kutcher's company has produced several TV shows, including Punk'd and Beauty and the Geek.