If the DMV handles lawsuits at the pace they help customers waiting in line, it could take a while before this one enters court.
Ashton Kutcher has sued the state of California for $1.44 million, claiming the DMV Punk'd him by inking a deal to do a show with his production company Katalyst Media and then backing out. That's according to TMZ. The actor also said his company had already spent several hundred thousands of dollars gearing up for the show at that point. Ouch!
The formal agreement allegedly called for footage to be shot in the fall and summer of 2011. Four episodes of the show were scheduled and the DMV had the option of ordering six more. However, Ashton claims the DMV sent a brief message six weeks later and tried to back out because the project wouldn't be in the DMV's "best interests."
What would a show about the DMV even consist of? Katalyst Media said they hoped to "capture the variously humorous, emotional, dramatic, moving, humanizing and entertaining situations that arise on a daily basis" at the DMV. Emotional? Maybe. Waiting in line for over an hour to have an uncooperative moron helping you at the counter could result in strong emotions. But humorous and entertaining? Those words simply don't match up with the DMV.
Whose side are you on in the lawsuit?
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