Radio Host Accuses Time Inc. of Stealing Name for New Site

"They took something that I helped them build, and then they kicked me out of bed."

Radio host Alan Taylor—whose show is titled “The Drive With Alan Taylor”—said that Time Inc. stole from him for the publisher’s new automotive site, The Drive.

According to the New York Post, in the past, Taylor has worked with Time Inc. executives to bring in automotive ads in exchange for promotion of his radio show. Things changed when Taylor learned that Time Inc. was planning to name its new site The Drive.

“They are literally stealing my name,” Taylor told the Post. “They took something that I helped them build, and then they kicked me out of bed.”

Taylor responded to this by sending a letter to Time Inc. that said he’d change the name of his show for $500,000. Time Inc. countered with an offer of $10,000. Taylor obviously didn’t like that, so he plans to sue.

Time Inc., meanwhile, thinks Taylor has no grounds for a lawsuit. “We categorically deny that Mr. Taylor has any rights or claims related to Time Inc.’s new project or business,” a spokesperson said.