Actor LeVar Burton has filed a lawsuit against a New York public relations firm.

The Star Trek: The Next Generation veteran hired bosses at Child's Play Communications in 2011 to help promote an iPad application, which encourages youngsters to read, but he claims they botched the job and still charged him $10,000 (£6,452)-a-month for their services.

Burton has now filed legal documents in Manhattan, seeking $50,000 (£32,258) in damages, according to the New York Post.