‘America’s Got Talent’ Winner Accused of Stealing His Ventriloquism Act

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America’s Got Talent winner accused of stealing his ventriloquism act

Two veteran ventriloquists claim British ventriloquist Paul Zerdin, who won AGT’s $1 million prize last week, has an act that lifted elements from their acts. “I think he stole my act,” ventriloquist Ronn Lucas tells Deadline. “What bothers me is that he won by stealing other people’s acts, including my own, and that he takes credit for the originality. That’s what bothers me the most.”

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