Television: A Bad Week for ABC

Charges of angelic fraud, a verdict of plagiarism

The probers in the case may not look anywhere near as fetching as Cheryl Ladd, but all Hollywood last week found itself watching an investigation of a possible major fraud involving television's popular Charlie's Angels series. Before the Los Angeles County district attorney were a series of memos and business letters in which a former ABC lawyer reportedly claims that ABC officials and a Hollywood production company participated in a scheme that deprived Screen Stars Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner of more than $500,000 to which the couple were entitled because of their 45%...

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