(LOS ANGELES) -- The inventor of a pudding for bodybuilders is suing actor Sylvester Stallone, claiming that the actor and another man stole a pudding recipe and then marketed it as their own.
William Brescia has filed a lawsuit against Stallone and John Arnold, claiming that the two misappropriated trade secrets. Stallone's lawyers had asked that the suit be dismissed, however, a judge ruled on Thursday that suit proceedings will continue.
Brescia claims that he began developing the pudding recipe in 1999, and that Stallone promised to use his financial resources to market and produce the product while putting his company’s name on the product. Brescia’s court papers claim that advertisements for the product bore the words “Sylvester Stallone Low Carb Pudding.”
Stallone is a former executive of the company Instone, which was previously found liable in the case. Instone’s marketing executive Keith Angelin and food scientist Christopher Scinto were found liable to Brescia to the tune of $4.9 million, leading to Angelin and Scinto eventually settling out of court with Brescia.
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