(AP) – The Oprah Winfrey Network is canceling the TV series Love Is __ after the man in the middle of the show was accused of domestic violence. The series is based on the real-life love story of producer Mara Brock Akil and executive producer Salim Akil.
OWN shut down the second season this week after one of Salim Akil’s ex-lovers sued him. Amber Dixon Brenner says Akil physically, verbally, and sexually abused her during a ten-year extramarital affair. The actress, who appeared in the movie Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, also says Akil stole the idea for Love Is __ from a screenplay she wrote.