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Screenwriter Sues Tyler Perry Over 'Temptation'

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act April 25, 2013 at 11:37PM

Not again! First it was Good Deeds, now it's Temptation!
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Tyler Perry

Not again! First it was Good Deeds, now it's Temptation!

And, yes, I know what you're thinking, why would anyone want to claim credit for Temptation in the first place? But let's hear the facts first.

The facts being that, today in an Indiana U.S. District Court, screenwriter William James, who lives in Gary, filed a lawsuit against Tyler Perry claiming that the premise for his film Temptation was stolen from James' 2009 screenplay Lovers Kill.

According to James, the premise of a married couple in which the wife is tempted by another man and the affair destroys the marriage, was lifted from his script, by Perry.

And yes that's a pretty generic plotline that's been done 1000 times before, but that's not stopping James. He claims that he passed the script to an "associate" of Oprah Winfrey in the hopes that it would be passed along to Perry (And being a writer, you would think that James would have come up with something more creative than that).

Not only is James asking for damages, he also wants the opening and closing credits changed to include the words: "Based on the novel 'Lovers Kill' by William James."

Yeah, good luck. Personally I think Sophia Stewart might have a better chance winning her Matrix suit.


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