Radio host apologises for implying True Story was stolen
"Wrongly accusing someone of stealing material is one of the most offensive things someone can do in our industry."
Brisbane radio host David ‘Luttsy’ Lutteral has apologised after implying True Story with Hamish and Andy had being stolen from a concept he claims he divulged to Andy Lee earlier.
“Some things were said on our breakfast radio program on Monday about Hamish and Andy that were pretty serious allegations about the concept of their program true story being stolen from me after a conversation between Andy and me in New York in December 2014,” he said today on radio.
“I fully accept now that that was not the case. I’ve now seen the concept document from 2013 developed by Hamish and Andy’s team for True Story. It is clear to me that they had conceived and documented the format for true story over a year before I met with Andy in New York.
“While I pitched a concept that had some similarities I accept that Hamish and Andy came up with their idea independently from mine. Wrongly accusing someone of stealing material is one of the most offensive things someone can do in our industry.
“I apologise to Hamish and Andy and their team for implying they took my idea.”
True Story with Hamish & Andy is created and produced by Tim Bartley, Hamish Blake, Andy Lee and Ryan Shelton.
Source: News Corp