Kate Ward
March 20, 2009 AT 01:45 PM EDT

Three employees who worked for shows like American Idol, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, and Osbournes: Reloaded filed a class-action lawsuit in L.A. against the shows’ producer, FremantleMedia North America. In the suit, the former employees claimed FreMantleMedia overworked them and did not pay them overtime, among other allegations.

Update: Jonathan Biddle, the plaintiff’s attorney, tells EW.com: “We think ultimately a jury will see that there’s no Hollywood glamour for the below-the-line people that work on shows like American Idol and these shows where the [workers] are grossly underpaid.”

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