Perry is flying high on his Oprah endeavor but that doesn’t stop people from targeting his success.
Just a few weeks ago, an Atlanta radio host claimed Perry stole Madea and now an American author accused Perry of stealing the premise of his ‘Good Deeds’ screenplay!
An American author filed a lawsuit in federal court yesterday (Tuesday November 27, 2012), accusing Perry of lifting the plot of his 2012 movie, “Good Deeds,” directly from her book.
The lawsuit, filed in Philadelphia, says Donald sent a copy of her 2007 book, “Bad Apples Can Be Good Fruit” to Perry’s company before production on the movie began.
Donald, who also writes under the pseudonym TLO Red’ness, says Perry based the film on her book and she wants her share of the dough!
Donald is seeking $225,000 in initial damages as well as an injunction requiring the company to add a credit for her book in the opening and closing credits.
The lawsuit also calls for the company to provide an accounting of the movie’s revenues.
The drama, which stars Perry as a wealthy businessman who meets a struggling single mother, earned approximately $35 million at the box office after its February release.
Representatives for Perry and Lions Gate Entertainment, which released the film and is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit, did not respond to requests for comment on Tuesday.
Perry is best known for his portrayal in drag of the character Madea in several of his films. (source)
If true, Tyler needs to CUT THE CHECK!
Do you think Tyler has been stealing his ideas or are could these claims be from opportunists seeking a cut of his fortune?