“Love Is ____” Axed By Own Network
Bad news for fans of the OWN Network breakout hit show “Love Is ___.” After only one season on the air, season 2 of the show has been dropped and will not see the light of day.
While the show had many fans and sparked tons of hot online debate, the program became marled in scandal after the alleged mistress of show exec Salim Akil, who co-produced the show with his wife Mara Brock Akil, stepped forward to reveal that she had been sexually and physically abused at the hands of the writer/producer for the better part of the last 10 years. She also alleged that the show itself was a copyright infringement on her original scripts for an unproduced pilot.
Akil has not denied having an extramarital relationship with the woman in question, however, his lawyer released a statement stating that the allegations are completely false and they plan to defend him to the fullest extent of the law.
On top of that, Warner Brothers has launched an investigation into the Akils’ other show, ‘Black Lightening.” However, that particular program is safe at the moment.
SMH. The show will be missed, but this is what happens when those old skeletons of abuse and misconduct fall out of Hollywood’s closets. Are you sad that “Love Is ____” got the chopping block??
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