An author is claiming that media mogul Tyler Perry stole the idea for the film Good Deeds from a book that she wrote.
Terri Donald, author of Bad Apples Can Be Good Fruit, is seeking $225,000 in damages and an injunction that would require that the book be listed in both the opening and closing credits of the film, according to TheUrbanDaily.com.
Terri claims she sent Tyler a copy of the book before the production of Good Deeds, which earned $32 million, according to BoxOffice.com.
This is not the first time Tyler has been accused of stealing an idea for a movie. Back in 2008, a woman named Donna West claimed that Tyler stole the idea for Diary of a Mad Black Woman from her 1998 play Fantasy of a Black Woman.
That case was dismissed due to insufficient evidence and, despite Donna’s appeal, it never saw the light of day in higher court.
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