Season 2 of Somizi‘s cooking show, Dinner at Somizi’s, has been placed on hold with reasons that Hastings Moeng, who allegedly accused the chef of stealing his concept, won’t be letting go of the case that easily.
According to Sowetan Live, Somizi have been served with letters of demands from Hastings and his laywer, wanting some acknowledgement for his contribution to the show and a share however.
Although Somizi haven’t been quiet on this scandal as he has addressed the issue on his Instagram Live with Pearl Thusi and on national television, the matter still remains unresolved. No progress has been made in settling the legality of the show.
Furthermore, Hastings wants to know how much money Somizi made for the first season of the show, which had just ended.
The publication claims to have seen the seven-page letter which reads in part,
“Your client, MultiChoice, is requested to disclose, in good faith, if any agreements concluded pertaining to the cooking-talk show or is aiming to enter into any agreement thereof, and if our client will be included.
“MultiChoice is further requested, in good faith, to disclose the agreement entered into between the channel, Somizi and Legend, including the amount that had been paid to Somizi and Legend pertaining to season one,” the publication wrote.
The letter further states that if these claims prove correct, then Somizi and Legend deliberately stole the concept for their selfish reason.
“It goes without saying that, if indeed these observations prove correct, it may corroborate claims by the members of the public that Somizi and Legend deliberately and intentionally ‘stole’ our client’s cooking-talk show concept for their own selfish and pecuniary gain.”
Opening up to his fans, Somizi said he had a conversation with Hasting but nothing was documented as concerning the show.
“I only spoke to him once. I think it was in 2013, not 2014. He told me he wants us to do a cooking show (called) “Dinner with Somizi,” or something like that. But I have never seen any documents.”