On Thursday, Li sued creator and showrunner Jeff Jenkins, alleging that she first pitched the idea for the reality show about wealthy Asian Americans to Jenkins in early 2018. According to People, the suit alleges that Li and Jenkins worked months to develop Bling Empire, "leading to the successful sale of the" show. The suit adds that that Jenkins, his production company Jeff Jenkins Productions, and Bongo, LLC "took and exploited Plaintiff Li's concept and materials, and entered into agreements creating obligations" that she would be paid and named an executive producer on the show. Neither Netflix nor Jenkins nor Li responded to People's request for comment.
TOPICS: Bling Empire, Netflix, Jeff Jenkins, Kelly Mi Li, Legal, Reality TV