Tyler Perry sued by author over film
11/28/2012 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Philadelphia – Filmmaker Tyler Perry is being sued by an author who alleges that he stole the plot for his 2012 movie, “Good Deeds,” from her 2007 book. As reported by Reuters, writer Terri Donald, who also uses the pseudonym TLO Red’ness, claims Perry’s film was based on her book “Bad Apples Can Be Good Fruit.”
As noted in the report, the lawsuit purports a copy of Donald’s book was sent to Perry’s company prior to the film being made. The lawsuit requests $225,000 in initial damages in addition to other terms.
“Good Deeds” earned a reported $35 million at the box office following its release.
Others named in the suit include Lions Gate Entertainment. The lawsuit has been filed in Philadelphia.
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