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Tyler Perry Lawsuit: Perry Jacked Temptation From Me

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A Gary, Indiana screenwriter is suing Tyler Perry, claiming that the director stole his script and used it to make his latest film, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.

William James filed a lawsuit on Wednesday claiming that Temptation is the same story line as James’ 2009 script, Lovers Kill. According to the lawsuit, both films are based on a married couple, where the wife is tempted by another man, which then leads to an affair. Let’s be honest, infidelity in a movie isn’t exactly a new idea.

In the lawsuit, William claims to have given a copy of his script to Perry’s friend, who is also an associate of Oprah Winfrey, hoping it would get into Tyler’s hands. But, there is a strong possibility Perry never actually read the screenplay.

William is reportedly suing for unspecified damages, and is asking for Temptation to be re-edited so that the opening and closing credits include “Based on the Novel ‘Lovers Kill’ by William James.”

HipHollywood reached out to Tyler Perry’s camp, so far no word back.

2 Comments

  1. arona

    June 11, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Mr. Perry needs to “stop stealing ideas from “everyday people and taking the credits fro the movie or play…He needs to come up with something “original’

  2. Roni Sexy Lady/S.S.

    June 29, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    TP should file a countersuit……. seeing as how… William wrote a play with the same plot as TP’s play from 2008 titled The Marriage Counselor

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