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‘Reading Rainbow’ Host LeVar Burton SUED For ‘Theft & Extortion’ By Show's Owner

WNED-TV is accusing the actor of ‘reaping the benefits’ of the program.

Former Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton is in hot water over his use of the show’s famous catchphrase, “But you don’t have to take my word for it,” in his new podcast series, LeVar Burton Reads. The network that owns Reading Rainbow, WNED-TV in Buffalo, NY, is suing LeVar over his use of the phrase. WNED is also demanding that Levar hand over all administrative access to websites and social media accounts associated with his company, RRKidz. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the lawsuit is LeVar’s second with WNED. The two have been in another legal battle for more than a year now over a 2011 licensing deal. Click through to find out more about LeVar’s Reading Rainbow legal troubles!

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