Well now this takes some guts. New York artist Clifton Mallery and his wife Amnau Karam Eele have launched a lawsuit against NBC and the creators of Heroes, claiming that the show stole ideas that they developed in a short story, series of paintings and short film that they showcased between 2004 and 2005. They created a plotline involving a character who had the ability to paint the future, including two destroyed New York City landmarks — a power not unlike the one possessed by Isaac Mendez in Heroes.
Now normally I would say that this is just two people looking to cash in and get some free publicity… after all, there are probably a heck of a lot of other people who could say Heroes has “borrowed” their ideas as well. However, the interesting thing is that they claim that in April 2005, two writers from the show Crossing Jordan attended an exhibition of their work at Hunter College in New York City and spoke with them. Crossing Jordan also happens to be the show that Heroes creator Tim Kring previously worked on. The plot thickens! If they can prove this, they just might have a case. NBC has refused to comment thus far, but seems ready to fight the suit in court.» Related Link: TV Squad