On air on Monday, Luttsy made the “pretty serious allegation” that Andy had ripped off his idea for a show he wanted to call ‘Cracking Yarns’ after a conversation in a bar in New York in December 2014.
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“I fully accept now that that was not the case,” Luttsy told his listeners on Thursday morning.
“I’ve now seen the concept document from 2013 developed by Hamish and Andy’s team for True Story. It is clear to me that they had conceived and documented the format for true story over a year before I met with Andy in New York.”
Luttsy told listeners that while the concept he pitched had “some similarities”, he accepted that Hamish and Andy came up with their idea all on their own.
“Wrongly accusing someone of stealing material is one of the most offensive things someone can do in our industry,” he continued.
“I apologise to Hamish and Andy and their team for implying they took my idea.”