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'South Park' Lawsuit: Creators Sued For Infringing on King Lollipop Character

Oct 16, 2012 04:31 PM EDT
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"South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are being sued by Exavier Wardlaw, who claims that character King Lollipop, which was featured in three episodes back in 2009, was stolen from his own show "The Lollipop Forest."

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According to The Wrap, Wardlaw says King Lolli is based on Big Bad Lollipop and is claiming financial infringement and claims that his "wholesome family show" was appropriated by "South Park," which is targeted towards a more adult audience.

TMZ obtained the details of the copyright infringement lawsuit against "South Park" filed by Wardlaw. The lawsuit alleges that the "South Park" character Lollipop King is a hack version of Wardlaw's "Lollipop Forest" character Big Bad Lollipop.

Wardlaw goes on to say his show has now been defiled since his character was exposed to "unwholesome language and sexual innuendo."

Three episodes of "South Park" from 2007, entitled "Imaginationland," featured Lollipop King and showed the candy being choked by a Storm Trooper, witnessing a suicide bombing and watching Kyle and Cartman engage in oral sex, TMZ notes.

The complaint says:

"The "South Park" television show and its producers, directors and writers disregarded the public copyright notice and appropriated "The Lollipop Forest" for financial gain, without permission or attribution of authorship or compensation for use. The "South Park" television broadcast diminished/tarnished the value of "The Lollipop Forest" as a wholesome family show by association within the context of unwholesome language and sexual innuendo."

Watch a trailer for "The Lollipop Forest" below:

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