The lawsuit was brought by Massey, his mother and brothers, in June against Associated Television International and others responsible for the Lifetime series, Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp.
The Masseys alleged to have become friendly with Bristol Palin through mutual participation on ABC's Dancing with the Stars.
According to the original complaint, in 2010, the Masseys created a written half-hour TV series featuring the two families, entitled Bristol-ogy 101. The treatment had the families living together near Palin's home in Alaska, attending college while raising Tripp, who became famous when Sarah Palin was tabbed as John McCain's running mate during the 2008 presidential election.
Bristol was alleged to have expressed her enthusiasm for the concept and agreed to work with the Masseys on the project.
Then, everyone became involved in a TV project that was tentatively entitled Helping Hands, a documentary TV series showing the two families working with various charities. Angel Massey, mother of Kyle, who allegedly came up with many of the creative ideas behind Bristol-ogy 101, including having the Masseys and Palins working together, says she was promised a producers role and creative input. Various deals were signed for the participants. The show was purchased by A&E BIO channel and production began somewhere around July, 2011.
By February, 2012, A&E was working with producers on another series entitled Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp.
To be honest the Massey's should count their lucky stars that they WEREN'T part of Bristol's unreality show. That thing stunk more than the dead lake by their lunatic compound!
And you know from what I read it looks to me like the Massey's had a pretty strong case against the producers of Bristol's craptastic reality show. Therefore I would assume that SOMEBODY had to pay through the ass to get them to drop it.
But of course, like most lawsuits, that involve the Palins, we'll never know!
Before a judge decided whether the contracts between the parties meant arbitration, the parties came to resolution. Details of the settlement have not been made public.
You know the Palins may be one of the most talentless families in America, but getting out of lawsuits seems to be built into their damned DNA.