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Seth MacFarlane stole vulgar-bear character used in 'Ted,' suit says
Seth MacFarlane stole vulgar-bear character used in 'Ted,' suit says

The creators of a comedy Web series featuring a vulgar, hard-drinking teddy bear are suing co-writer and director Seth MacFarlane, the production company and the studio among others involved in the 2012 blockbuster movie "Ted" for creating an "unlawful copy" of their character. The foul-mouthed teddy bear character featured in an online web series "Charlie the Abusive Teddy Bear" beginning in 2009 has a "penchant for drinking, smoking, prostitutes, and is a generally vulgar yet humorous character," according to a suit filed Tuesday by Bengal Mangle Productions in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.   MacFarlane's hit R-rated comedy...

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