A writer who has accused the creators of the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things” of stealing his idea for the show is reportedly dropping his effort to shut down the series.
TMZ reports that Charlie Kessler has amended his lawsuit against the show in response to receiving angry threats from the show’s fans.
“According to new legal docs … Charlie Kessler’s been receiving threats from fans since he filed the lawsuit,” TMZ reports. “He doesn’t specify the nature of the threats, but they’re bad enough that he’s decided to drop his demand for the show to be pulled off the air.”
Kessler has reportedly amended the lawsuit to state that he seeks only “monetary damages for the value of his idea used.”
“It still might be an uphill battle because ‘Stranger’ creators, the Duffer brothers, think they have a smoking gun — emails showing they were developing a series similar to ‘Stranger Things’ YEARS before Kessler claims he pitched it to them,” TMZ adds.