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Why Won't That Story About Sophia Stewart And Her 'Matrix' Lawsuit Die?

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by Sergio
April 16, 2013 3:25 PM
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HERE WE GO AGAIN! I wrote about this during the early days of S & A, and more recently, so did Andre Seewood in Dec. 2011 (HERE), but yet… and yet… it just refuses to die. Even right now, at this very moment, it still lives.

It’s like Dracula who keeps rising from the grave, no matter how many times you drive a stake through his heart. But I’m not talking about Christopher Lee, instead it's Sophia Stewart and her Matrix lawsuit victory.

Except that there wasn’t any victory and there won’t be one.

But don’t tell that to some people. Many still steadfastly believe that, according to a newspaper article - the same exact one that’s been circulating for years now - that Stewart, in October 2004, won a major multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Wachowskis, producer Joel SilverWarner Bros, Village Roadshow Entertainment, James Cameron, and Gale Ann Hurd for copyright infringement and racketeering, claiming that they stole the concept of The Matrix and the Terminator films from her, resulting in “one of the biggest payoffs in the history of Hollywood”.

And the reason why, to this day, the public hasn’t heard about that case is because of the evil satanic media cabal including film studios, television and news publishers who have banded together to keep the public from knowing about the win.

It's all the more strange, when you consider that Stewart has to be in the top ten of all-time most known people in the world, thanks to the internet, just behind Justin Bieber.

Except that it didn’t happen.

Her case was actually thrown out of court back in June 2005, almost 8 years ago, when Stewart failed to show up in court for a preliminary hearing of her case. And in a 53-page ruling, the judge dismissed her case, stating that Stewart and her lawyers failed to prove her case.

Despite Stewart claiming that she wasn’t going to quit and would try again, very little has been heard of her since, except for the little known news item that she, in turn, sued her lawyers for millions of dollars, claiming they purposely lost her case because they were in cahoots with that very same evil, satanic media cabal.

Yet the story that she won, still breathes. Just a month ago, I was being bombarded by people asking if I'd heard about Stewart winning her case. And then, in the past few days, I’ve been bombarded again, in e-mails and Facebook postings about that very same news article which was published in mid-February on an online news site called The African Globe.and which circulated from there.

For the longest time, I suspected that Stewart herself actually wrote a fake newspaper article and posted it on-line to bolster her claim. But it turns out that it was an actual newspaper article written by a Salt Lake Community College second year journalist student for the school‘s paper, about Stewart.

Unfortunately the student, who knows next to nothing about the law, mistook a true claim by Stewart that she had won a motion against an earlier dismissal of her suit in court, for actually winning her case.

In fact shortly afterwards, the paper published a correction stating that the previous article had been “misleading” but it was too late. The internet grabbed ahold of the first article and refused to let it go. And of course, Stewart rode with it since the article is still being reprinted and read all around the world, some 8 and half years later.

But why won’t it die? Simple. Because people want to believe it SO MUCH.

O.K. I get it. I understand. The idea of this lone black woman going up against the ruthless and faceless powers-that-be in their glass towers, and winning is just too irresistable to ignore.

We know that we (black people) are ignored all the time by the media (“Oh great, another missing little blond white girl on the Today Show”); Black people distrust the media and its lies, so finally here’s someone who fought back against them and won.

We tightly hold on to the belief that everything we have and created was stolen by white people. But If I had a dime for every idea, song, story, screenplay ,comic book, and invention etc. that a black person told me was stolen by white people, I would be a millionaire (And remember I’m taking about dimes).

I even had an uncle who would always claim that the storyline for a Disney film was stolen from him. Couldn’t say exactly when or how it was done, but somehow they did it.

However, Stewart’s story showed that, even once in a while, we can be victorious; That we cannot be ignored anymore.

Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but you’re going to have to face reality folks. Yes, it’s a nice inspiring story, but IT’S…NOT…TRUE!

And logically, think about it. If she had actually won her case, it would have been a major news story all around the world in all the media, evil satanic cabal or not, and not some internet story passed around, e-mail by e-mail, or rumor by rumor, buzzed in someone’s ear at some party.

And yet despite what I and Seewood have said, and all the other articles revealing the truth, I guarantee you that there are many people who will refuse to listen, and will steadfastly believe that Stewart won her case, and that there’s a controversy to keep it quiet.

I think all those people should get together with all those other people who still believe that President Obama is a radical Muslim terrorist from Kenya, and go have a party somewhere.

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  • TruthBearer | January 8, 2014 8:00 PMReply

    The real truth is that she lost the case because her lawyers failed to represent her but she sued her lawyers and won the $150 million lawsuit against the lawyers. You can read the court ruling for yourself:
    http://matrixterminator.com/?p=115

  • TruthBearer | January 8, 2014 8:00 PMReply

    The real truth is that she lost the case because her lawyers failed to represent her but she sued her lawyers and won the $150 million lawsuit against the lawyers. You can read the court ruling for yourself:
    http://matrixterminator.com/?p=115

  • Carma Chan | December 28, 2013 12:09 PMReply

    Because it's a favorite urban legend. It's a guilty pleasure. We WANT it to be true. We WANT her to Mother of the Matrix. We WANT her to win over the bad guys who steal stories. It's the Court of Public Opinion and it cannot be suppressed. She will reign in history as the Mother of the Matrix.

  • Tiph Hunter | December 6, 2013 11:34 PMReply

    Because Sophia Stewart Deserves Recognition for the work that She started in her book about the matrix and terminator story. She deserves validation too.

  • zion83n6 | November 25, 2013 9:56 AMReply

    Hoax. Just how easy is it to pass something along as fact in the internet? This hoax started with the wachowskies as a means to something. Hell...they might even be looking for neo for all we know.

  • Sergio | November 24, 2013 3:24 PMReply

    Just for the record...

    http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/11/22/inside-the-billion-dollar-matrix-lawsuit-one-of-the-internets-most-pervasive-hoaxes/

  • Melissa Mel | November 21, 2013 9:36 AMReply

    I think it piped up again because she spoke to someone about this case recently.

  • rac | November 21, 2013 4:33 AMReply

    You had me until "radical Muslim terrorist from Kenya". Did you have to go there?? No one has EVER thought that about President Yes We Can.

    You could have made your point, all on its own merits, without exaggerating (read: outright lying about) something else.

    Congratulations, you're just as bad as the people who won't let this Matix urban legend die.

  • Wiseguise | November 21, 2013 9:13 AM

    Yeah, you'd have to be crazy to believe that anyone would think something crazy like that.

    http://thedailybanter.com/2013/09/alex-jones-insists-the-kenyan-terrorist-attack-was-orchestrated-by-president-obama/

  • she won | November 20, 2013 11:13 AMReply

    2.5 billion reason why it won't die. Now what excuse do you have

  • Anonymoos | November 20, 2013 9:13 PM

    That its full of 2.5 billion bullshit

  • anonymous | November 20, 2013 9:20 AMReply

    what about the story of Salt and the book "The Invisible Enemy" by Anthony Howard? This is like a zimmerman case that just wont die because it happens too often!

  • barry soreto | October 28, 2013 1:50 PMReply

    i am a radical dictator brought here to destroy the American economy... and if i cant get it done in 8 years ill pass a law saying i can run for 12 years.

  • Skip Belcher | October 8, 2013 7:15 PMReply

    Order of Default as to Defendant, Jonathan W. Lubell, Case No. 2:07-cv-00552,
    Judge Clark Waddoups
    Magistrate Judge Evelyn J. Furse

    I know, I know, seems impossible, but yes, Sophia Stewart did win a $150 Million Default Judgement against her former Attorney in Federal Court on December 4, 2012. And because Mr. Lubell, whom was disbarred by the New York Supreme Court Disipinlary Committee in 1993, was the lead attorney on her case, his three accomplices, who you failed to name in your article, by his default lost as well! After all, was Jonathan who hired them to be on his team. And yes, they too were sued for $150 Million EACH, making that total $450 Million! "But wait" you say, the judgement says "It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant Jonathan W. Lubell is in default. Judgment will be entered against him upon the submission by Plaintiff of evidence to support the amount of damages to be entered in the judgment." Damages???? Oh yeah baby, DAMAGES! Damages to Sophia's Civil Rights and Civil Liberty Rights. Those persons, all of whom you mentioned in your misinformed article, are guilty of those violations, and as such are subject to (wait for it) 3X the suit amount!!! And that ladies and gentlemen amounts to "Say it with me now" $1.8 BILLION!!! And that's just from the sabatuer attorney's! Just wait til the WB, Wiskowski's, Hurd, Cameron etc., get theirs!
    This is a modern day David and Goliath story and you, Sergio, have completely missed the boat, train, plane, subway, car and scooter! Forensic attorney's will sum up the DAMAGES. I for one wouldn't be surprised at all if Ms. Sophia Stewart, Mother of the Matrix and Terminator movie franchises, comes out with between $4 to $6 Billion, that's with a "B", when the smoke clears.
    Oh yeah baby, the story's Alive and Well, it ain't no pipe dream or imagined, and it sure ain't a story about Dracula! Well maybe. . . . .if you count how the suit will suck the life right out of the bank accounts of those guilty! But oh yeah, it's real, and I know, because I was in court when the Judge ordered it!

  • Scott | November 19, 2013 11:50 PM

    Well I see you didn't bother to read the whole docket otherwise you wouldn't slam the author of this article. First the Judge denies the amount requested, so your factor of billions is false. The Judge in the Docket even states she must provide EVIDENCE in the amount she loss.

  • Stanley Lewis | August 19, 2013 3:08 PMReply

    Case 2:07-cv-00552-DB-EJF Document 255 Filed 07/08/13 Page 1 of 15 A Pacer account is free. You can look at all documents and only if you download them to you have to pay 10 cents per page for downloads over an initial $10.00 . pacer.gov/.
    Sophia Stewart
    FILED IN UNITED S P.O. Box 31725
    Las Vegas, Nevada COURT, DiSTRlbATTES DgJFU :'
    OF U'AJ-' Telephone: (702) 501-5900
    Facsimile: (310) 776-7447 JUL 082013
    OBY . MARK JON
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    Attorney for Sophia Stewart, in Pro Se
    IN THE UNITED STATES FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT

    CENTRAL DISTRICT, STATE OF UTAH

    SOPHIA STEWART,
    Plaintiff,
    VS.
    MICHAEL T. STOLLER, JONATHAN LUBELL, GARY

    BROWN and JOHN DOES I through X, individuals whose

    identities are not yet known,

    Defendants.

    DECLARATION AND REQUEST FOR
    JUDICIAL NOTICE OF THE 5 YEAR
    COVER-UP OF LUBELL'S DEATH
    AND AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF
    OPPOSITION TO JUDGE BENSON
    ORDER DISMISSING DEFENDANT
    GARY BROWN AND OBJECTION TO
    REPORT AND
    RECOMMENDATION OF JUDGE
    FURSE
    Case No. 2:07-cv-00552-EJF-DB
    HONORABLE DEE BENSON
    COMES NOW Plaintiff, Sophia Stewart, in PRO SE, and hereby request the Utah Federal Court to take (TOO LARGE TO UPLOAD ENTIRE DOCUMENT)

  • Stanley Lewis | August 19, 2013 3:00 PMReply

    IT IS TRUE! HERE IS THE PROOF THAT THE CASE IS ONGOING IN UTAH! AND IF ANYONE IS REALLY INTERESTED, THEY CAN GET A PACER ACCOUNT, GO INTO THE COURT RECORDS AND SEE THE HISTORY AND CURRENT STATUS. Here is the case number. Case No. 2:07-cv-000552-DB-EJF District Judge Dee Benson Magistrate Evelyn J. Furse.

  • Dee | July 28, 2013 7:14 PMReply

    If you have had your creative ideas stolen you are not in the mood to do anything else, and if you do you’re sure as hell not showing it to anybody.
    1. I don’t believe the brothers wrote the original, not after watching the stuff they did after.
    2. Justice in American seams just a little one sided.LOL
    3. Law suits cost money, lots of money and while the industry majors have lots, writers tend not to have as much.
    4. When anybody sues any major of any kind there is normally a counter suits? Where are they?
    5. Anybody who brings a case against a major is listed, and no work comes there way even if they are proven correct.
    6. The absence of the defendants from court speaks volumes and the judgement against her lawyers speaks louder.
    7. Disinformation is a powerful weapon , so is silencing the media , none of the major news media talks about injustice unless it benefits them but the internet has changed the playing field.

  • Max | June 27, 2013 4:49 AMReply

    she won! eat that you white fuckers

  • tom swift | June 2, 2013 11:31 AMReply

    Go to Amazon, search for "The Third Eye [Kindle Edition]" and click on 'Search Inside' to read some of her book. You'll understand what writing abilities she has. It's not impressive, and I'm being kind.

  • True Nubia | July 25, 2013 11:21 AM

    then, come to her show and say to this her directly:

    blogtalkradio

    /truenubia/2013/07/26/jakzun-pauls-true-nubia-71813


    Thursdays 10PM - EST

    if you dare...

  • Angelo | May 29, 2013 11:32 AMReply

    Quoted from the LA Times article: articles.latimes.com/2005/jul/31/magazine/tm-mothermatrix31

    "The Bronx, N.Y., native makes her living doing paralegal work and tax preparation. She is divorced and has two adult children, though she won't reveal her age, explaining that she doesn't believe in pagan rituals and refuses to celebrate holidays or birthdays. "It's all lies and illusions," she says. "We're timeless and ageless." She adds that her spiritual attitude forms the basis for the wise Oracle character in the "Matrix" films: "The Oracle is me. I wrote myself into my work."

    This woman is also clearly a delusional narcissist. Unless of course, the LA Times was in on the conspiracy. LOL

  • oh come on | December 5, 2013 11:49 PM

    SO Many authors write themselves into works. You want to call Heinlein a delusional narcissist because he wrote himself into Stranger from a Strange Land as Jubal Harshaw???

  • Angelo | May 29, 2013 11:19 AMReply

    Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you guys that I invented the light bulb! I am a black man and those big white companies stole my idea and screwed me over. I am going to take these thieves to court so I can obtain justice. It will be about 10 years before my case is called. Meanwhile, please order my book on Amazon, "Father of Light" by Angelo, $12.99 non-refundable. Thanks y'all.


    Losers!

  • Checking Clowns | December 12, 2013 11:10 AM

    Angelo sounds like your racist ass mad just like the rest! Black Folks don't give a damn how you people feel they just want to be paid for their work period! If you were smart enough to check actual history and documented facts you would know we Africans made more inventions then any other race combined pantented facts ! Weak Jealous Mfs! FYI we Love when y'all hate and hate on us gives us your energy!

  • Checking Clowns | December 12, 2013 11:09 AM

    Angelo sounds like your racist ass mad just like the rest! Black Folks don't give a damn how you people feel they just want to be paid for their work period! If you were smart enough to check actual history and documented facts you would know we Africans made more inventions then any other race combined pantented facts ! Weak Jealous Mfs! FYI we Love when y'all hate and hate on us gives us your energy!

  • james | September 12, 2013 8:09 AM

    A black man did invent the lightbulb. U Black ass Eurocentric no pride having MOFO!

  • James | June 29, 2013 11:41 AM

    Given the way Thomas Edison behaved, him stealing credit for the invention of the light bulb away from a black guy is actually believable. I mean he stole credit for most of the things he "invented"

  • Angelo | May 29, 2013 11:14 AMReply

    This woman, Sophia Stewart is a scam-artist who is milking this lie for all it is worth. It is in her interest to have this hoax story live forever as she sells her Third Eye book, etc to the millions of gullible humans who believe anything they are told and have no idea how to think critically. Well, I say, good for her...she's laughing all the way to the bank! Thank god for the internet and for the millions of dumb-as-doorknob idiots on the planet. Gives the rest of us out here who can actually walk and chew gum at the same time, hope that we too can come up with some preposterous claim that they'll all believe and make us millionaires too. PLUS I'll be able to count on millions of these bozos to defend my scam to the death. You can't make this stuff up!

  • jason | September 12, 2013 8:12 AM

    scary thing is.....Angelo says he's black. LMAO. black on black crime. Why do u think the Matrix casting was centered around black people. IDIOTS!

  • Etecia Brown | August 27, 2013 12:41 PM

    What is so hard to believe? Why is it not hard for you to believe that the Matrix was stolen? You indeed have a bias and it has skewed your research. GO read the court documents yourself and see the evidence and transcripts. The case is still in court today, her goal was not to make money its to send them to jail for RICO so that other young screenwriters don't continue to get the same thing done to them

  • Seeker | July 26, 2013 10:03 AM

    Prove it.

  • CJ | May 27, 2013 10:40 AMReply

    It's fine for you to say that she lost the law suit but if you want others to believe what you say, then provide concrete evidence to the fact. There should be some documentation that a good journalist could obtain to give proof to that fact, not just you saying the case was thrown out. Black people cannot trust media to report accurate information when Race is involved, given the history. What evidence do you have that you can show it was thrown out?

  • XC: | June 2, 2013 11:46 AM

    http://everything-pr.com/pdf/show_public_doc.pdf

    IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
    CENTRAL DIVISION, DISTRICT OF UTAH _____________________________________________________________________
    SOPHIA STEWART, : Plaintiff, : vs. :
    MICHAEL T. STOLLER, JONATHAN : LUBELL, DEAN WEBB, GARY BROWN and JOHN DOES 1 through X, individuals whose identities are not yet known,

    Civil No. 2:07-CV-00552 DAK

    JUDGE CLARK WADDOUPS
    MAGISTRATE JUDGE BROOKE C. WELLS


    "Here, the court does not find that the certificates of registration for the Termination and Matrix movies, or exhibits MB, 13, 14 or 14.1 meet the requirements necessary to establish judicial notice.13 As to each, the court either questions or lacks knowledge of the legitimacy, authenticity or the relevancy of the exhibits, and to that extent to establish judicial notice would be inappropriate.''

    Plaintiff Motion For Judicial Notice is denied

    DATED this 14 day of July, 2009.
    BY THE COURT: __________
    Brooke C. Wells United States Magistrate Judge

  • James | May 26, 2013 1:14 PMReply

    It has come to my attention: If you or I had claimed Time Warner and the Wachowskis Bros. stole the idea for the Matrix from us, the powers that be for be suing us. And I find it strange that Warner Bros. would change the first 30 minute of the Matrix after the move was showing on the big screen and Ms. Stewart made her lawsuit. I saw the Matrix when it opened and they did change the first 30 minute...WHY? And Ms. Stewart is saying she's the mother of the Matrix and Warner Bros. is just standing by and saying nothing. SOMETHING ISN'T RIGHT HERE! I bet Ms. Stewart could start selling Matrix merchandise and Time Warner wouldn't sue her. Now if they did sue her it would open up the case. AIN"T GONNA HAPPEN.

  • KBC | November 20, 2013 4:33 AM

    If you or I had claimed Time Warner and the Wachowskis Bros. stole the idea for the Matrix from us, Warner Bros. would probably ignore us as harmless kooks unless we filed a lawsuit. They would not sue us.

    As for the film changing in the first 30 minutes, you are either misremembering or wandered your way into a preview screening somehow for an earlier edit of the film.

  • KBC | November 20, 2013 4:33 AM

    If you or I had claimed Time Warner and the Wachowskis Bros. stole the idea for the Matrix from us, Warner Bros. would probably ignore us as harmless kooks unless we filed a lawsuit. They would not sue us.

    As for the film changing in the first 30 minutes, you are either misremembering or wandered your way into a preview screening somehow for an earlier edit of the film.

  • KBC | November 20, 2013 4:33 AM

    If you or I had claimed Time Warner and the Wachowskis Bros. stole the idea for the Matrix from us, Warner Bros. would probably ignore us as harmless kooks unless we filed a lawsuit. They would not sue us.

    As for the film changing in the first 30 minutes, you are either misremembering or wandered your way into a preview screening somehow for an earlier edit of the film.

  • KBC | November 20, 2013 4:33 AM

    If you or I had claimed Time Warner and the Wachowskis Bros. stole the idea for the Matrix from us, Warner Bros. would probably ignore us as harmless kooks unless we filed a lawsuit. They would not sue us.

    As for the film changing in the first 30 minutes, you are either misremembering or wandered your way into a preview screening somehow for an earlier edit of the film.

  • KBC | November 20, 2013 4:33 AM

    If you or I had claimed Time Warner and the Wachowskis Bros. stole the idea for the Matrix from us, Warner Bros. would probably ignore us as harmless kooks unless we filed a lawsuit. They would not sue us.

    As for the film changing in the first 30 minutes, you are either misremembering or wandered your way into a preview screening somehow for an earlier edit of the film.

  • Theodore R. Smith | September 28, 2013 11:00 PM

    I saw The Matrix (1999) over 10 times in the theatres, and I'm going to call bullshit until you list changes that you believe were altered.

  • QuoVadimus2012 | May 22, 2013 5:08 PMReply

    I wrote about this last year as well as I had tried to set up an interview with her because there were so many problematic aspects to the whole urban legend. Also she keeps telling everyone who will listen (and those who won't) that she owns the rights to the Matrix, despite that not being true.

    http://www.searching forchetbaker.com/2011/09/was-matrix-terminator-franchises-one.html

    That was a weird experience trying to nail down that interview. lol

    NOTE: remove the space between "searching" and "forchetbaker"

  • sergio | May 25, 2013 8:37 AM

    And by the way I should add that as of today over a month after I wrote this piece neither I or anyone associated with S & A has been contacted by Stewart to object over what I said

  • liz | May 20, 2013 10:16 PMReply

    sorry to burst your perspective bubble. This article was going great until you decided to pull the race card, black vs white. Now you lost all credibility just like this woman, just like the stories. Please use the pulp between your ears to come up with something better than a racial motivated lawsuit.

  • cj | May 27, 2013 10:43 AM

    Judging by your comment, you're probably a White person!

  • QuoVadimus2012 | May 25, 2013 10:41 AM

    Yeah she complained to me about my piece, but aside from semantics over whether her case was dismissed because she didn't show up, or that she didn't make her case, everything she took issue with was true. She provided all these documents saying they proved her case, but they were simply copies of her filings, not rulings.

    Craziness.

  • sergio | May 21, 2013 8:48 AM

    s I just told another commenter if you have trouble with all this then... STOP READING US if it gets your lily white sensibilities panties all tied up in a bunch. And go back to your Tea Party rallies

  • Bill | May 4, 2013 9:49 AMReply

    It has come to my attention: If Ms. Stewart didn't come up with the idea for the Matrix, Warner Bros. and Wachowskis' would be suing her, and if they did sue her all the evidence showing that they got the idea from her would brought into court. No wonder they didn't sue her and wanted this story to end. And another thing, if the Wachowskis wrote the first Matrix how come the other ones made no sense? Because they stole the idea from Ms. Stewart for the first and they had any of her ideas for the others.

  • JamesF | June 29, 2013 11:47 AM

    The Matrix 2 and 3 were bad for the same reason all sequels of highly successful movies suck, they can't capture the same atmosphere that made the first movie so good. What ruined Reloaded and Revolutions was how Neo went from misunderstood Messiah to Kung-Fu action Jesus, they were treated as if they could ignore everything that made the first film so good and to concentrate on over the top CGI fight scenes.

    Also Trinity. I mean she actually did things in the first film. Reloaded? She just stands there looking important and the third film? Ok she has one fight scene and the rest of it again she's just waiting for Neo to do everything. I mean she shows that she's more then capable of holding her own hut here comes the Savior comes so stop being of use and follow him a lovesick puppy?

  • Miles Ellison | May 20, 2013 10:30 PM

    The illiteracy of the last 2 Matrix movies probably had more to do with copious drug intake than the lack of Ms. Stewart's imagined storytelling brilliance.

  • Jon G | May 5, 2013 11:59 AM

    I'm sorry but this logic is idiotic. There is what is called 'a baseless claim'. If I were to sue you write now for writing something so stupid it made my face hurt, a court would be immediately thrown out of court. If you did not bother to spend your own time, money and energy to counter sue me for wasting your time, would that prove that you had in fact completed the crime? No.

  • Truth Teller | May 3, 2013 6:32 PMReply

    Here is audio of the recent hearing... what a sham!

    May 2nd, Court Hearing-Utah 2013.
    http://www. mediafire.com/ ?txk2l37uc3ncjh6

  • Truth Teller | May 3, 2013 6:33 PM

    don't forget to remove the spaces :D

  • Skip Belcher | May 2, 2013 4:54 PMReply

    So what's next for Sophia and her case? As these attorney's were sent by the original perpetrators of the crime, the crumps will eventually lead to all persons involved in it. Including Joel Silver, Gail Ann Hurd, James Cameron, Warner Brothers, the Wachowski's and a plethora of others, whom will all lose all their ill gotten gains and some of whom will serve prison terms, regardless of who they think they are! This end is coming very soon. Just think of it. These currently powerful persons have sent dozens of high powered lawyers, sabatuers in all shapes and sizes, against her and none have been successful! Obviously Truth is puitting down all lies against Sophia Stewart. The hole those theives and their partners have dug for themselves will be soon produce the negative fruits of their labors. They will all suffer many times more than she has suffered, because what they have done to her was atrocious!

  • devonian | August 1, 2013 9:50 PM

    when you watched the interview Cameron is asked about how he came up with the ideas for the productions in general not convincing & specifically lying

  • Sergio | May 2, 2013 5:20 PM

    Yeah call me when James Cameron gets sentenced to ten years in the big house

  • Skip Belcher | May 2, 2013 4:37 PMReply

    Your so wrong about the "continuing" Sophia Stewart story! Ms. Stewart WON a Defalut Judgement against one of her former attorney's, Jonathan Lubell, on December 4, 2012, Case 2:07-cv-00552-CW-EJF Document 219 Filed 12/04/12, for a minimum of $150 Million. The order which reads in part "In light of the failure of the Defendant to appear as required by the court and upon the failure of the Defendant to oppose the motion for entry of a default judgment, and good cause for the motion appearing, the court hereby GRANTS THE MOTION IN PART, but DENIES the request to enter judgment in the amount requested." What that means is that because there are Civil Rights and Civil Liberties violations, that amount can go to three times higher. As there are four defendants total, we're talking about potentially $1.8 Billion! I know this because I was at the hearing in the Utah Federal Court when she won it from Judge David Nuffer. Also, she is the current and only owner of the Copyrights and Trademarks for both the Matrix and Terminator! You are encouraged to look it up on those sites. And she currently has for sale, her book entitled Matrix 4 (soon to be a new motion picture) and The Third Eye, available on her website: matrixterminator.com.

  • sergio | May 2, 2013 5:19 PM

    Sophia is that you?

  • Godbless you | May 2, 2013 12:39 AMReply

    The reason you people aren't hearing about this is because the media is involved in the corruption and the cover up.

  • First L | April 30, 2013 5:13 AMReply

    No, no, no, it won't die because it's the internet. What's on the internet is permanent unless the server holding this information is shut down or destroyed. Also, yes we've been done wronged again and again. Our history, style, land, ideas, etc. is being harvested dry to benefit our greedy unfeeling captors. However, we're not so disillusioned that we will 'create a victory' where there is none. No we're not that desparate. We've been disappointed before time and time again and one time more will not break us. However, we have a right to look forward to some justice. I'm sick of those vampires leeching and draining us of our essence with no return. As long as Ms. Steward is fighting for her credit and pay, I'll be in her corner cheering for her. I too am a writer, director and filmmaker. Her victory IS my victory too. Until she gets justice, nothing should die. Except the grip of the leeches.

  • Jon G. | May 5, 2013 12:05 PM

    Her victory is not your victory if she's wrong. All that would do is make it harder for people who actually have valid copyright infringement cases to be heard -- regardless of race. Thus, you would just be making those 'leeches' more powerful and 'justice' more illusive.

  • First L | April 30, 2013 5:07 AMReply

    It won't die because it's the internet. What's on the internet is permanent unless the server holding this information is shut down or destroyed. Also, yes we've been done wrong again and again. Our history, style, land, ideas, etc. is being harvested to benefit our captors. However, we're not so disillusioned that we will 'create a victory' where there is none. No we're not that desparate. We've been disappointed before time and time again and one more will not break us. However, we have a right to look forward to some justice. As long as Ms. Steward is fighting for her credit and pay, I'll be in her corner cheering for her. I too am a writer, director and filmmaker. Her victory IS my victory too.

  • JW | April 27, 2013 3:14 AMReply

    I hate to say it but it won't die because our people identify with any alleged story of someone done wrong. Facts be damned. We were wronged, we're victims end of story. No matter how many times I tell how many people it ain't so they unequivocally, absolutely, without question or circumspection raise there hand to Black Santa Claus & swear that she wrote it & won her case and is living in a solid gold house in Africa, where she is currently in production on what the Matrix & Terminator films should have been.

  • belmont1929 | April 17, 2013 4:06 PMReply

    It won't die because people like me who should know better (I wrote in a few days ago asking whether we loyal S&A ers had 'missed' this story). I hate to admit I should have known better. And now that you have publicly spanked me and reminded all of us to do our homework, I guess I can see the absolute ridiculousness of the story. Have mercy Sergio ...!

  • Haq | April 17, 2013 10:22 AMReply

    It won't DIE because she adamantly states that they stole her idea and if you listen to her you can see why. Unlike most of you here I believe that just because you haven't written anything more doesn't mean you didn't do it in the first place. It's stupid to think that a person who clearly has the intellect to think beyond you needs to keep doing it when all she is is put into her project.

    Octavia Butler has written some of the greatest science fiction imaginable and if you look at many movies we can see where she has been stolen from over and over again like rats nibbling at your carcass. It can be done, a person can be a writer that has an idea that does astonish.

    To the commenter who says thay almost bought her product, maybe if you did you would have seen something you are now missing because now you're judging from a outside point of view.

    Listen to her for yourself, the passion can be believed:
    GOOGLE:
    KTL Radio presents "THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS" feat Sophia Stewart "Mother of the Matrix"

    I cannot leave the link because of comment restrictions.

  • DJ | May 2, 2013 3:38 PM

    To the commenter titled MICHELE:You are getting it twisted Sophia was in court but the defendants were not. The defendants have only appeared so far by telephone in court and Sophia has never seen them in person; ever in the courtroom. Is this really justice? How can one ever be served justice if the defendants are never forced to show up in court? It's normally an impossibility to show up for court over the telephone, but for some reason that is how this lawsuit has so far transpired. There clearly has been a cover up and it shows the corruption of a legal system. Trust me-I've seen and heard all the evidence! Purge the system of this tyranny for our children dear Lord. How can we have a legal system that is corrupt? If the system is not true then who will care to obey future laws! Very pleased to see so many positive comments from the public. They should give her the right to do more Matrix and Terminator films including her own ideas, the settlement and maximum respect! Only the true creator of the concepts can carry on the story.

  • Michele | April 17, 2013 1:19 PM

    So she can't show up for the court date to prove passionately what's hers. But she Can show up to do a radio show? Yes, that's CLEARLY intellect beyond us.

  • lauren | April 17, 2013 10:16 AMReply

    The fact that she didn't show up for her court date says it all...

  • KBC | November 20, 2013 4:39 AM

    "Hollywood" isn't one person or some duplicitous cabel out to destroy one (1) black woman with a claim of infringement.

  • KBC | November 20, 2013 4:39 AM

    "Hollywood" isn't one person or some duplicitous cabel out to destroy one (1) black woman with a claim of infringement.

  • the woods | May 24, 2013 1:49 PM

    I'm not sure what the truth is in this story but I do know that one of the allegations listed in the lawsuit (according to one of the websites who still posts the story) was RACKETEERING which could mean that she was threatened, explaining why she might not have shown up for the hearing.

    No one knows the truth behind the story except for those directly involved. It is possible that Ms Stewart was delusional however it is also possible that Ms Stewart's intellectual property was infringed upon and Hollywood used its money to stop Ms Stewart from being compensated both monetarily and recognizably. Either way, the story is still alive because there are people whose works are plagiarized without them ever seeing one cent of compensation.

    I haven't read the book yet so I can't say if I saw any similarities but I hope that it is true, that her rights were infringed, then I hope she receives the credit and the money she deserves.

  • that dude | April 17, 2013 9:12 AMReply

    "This is why we can't have nice things"....the lack of critical thinking here is mind boggling. Has any ever HELD a copy of her book in their hands? Not even actually READ it to see if it has anything to do with two different franchises made in two different decades at two different studios...but does her book actually exist?

    The further irony is that there was a successful lawsuit against THE TERMINATOR by a real science fiction writer; not only is that case documented, there's a nice little piece on you tube about it, which includes clips of the TV shows that inspired the film.

    Thank you Sergio for continuing to call out this nonsense.

  • sergio | April 24, 2013 12:21 AM

    You see here we go again. What evidence that she won her case against her lawyers, which by the way was a $150 million malpractice lawsuit? Believe me if she had that would have been major news. But of course! That evil satanic media cabal didn't report it which is why we didn't hear about it. Though I'm sure you'll come up with some phony item on some bogus website saying the opposite. Which would be might be true, since as that State Farm insurance TV commerical says: "They would never put anything on the internet that wasn't true". And I've got some "male enchancement" pills to sell to you One thing is true though is a recent coment from Stewart when asked about her lawsuit. "I'm the kind of master writer that comes once upon this Earth," I rest my case

  • THIS DUDE | April 23, 2013 6:50 PM

    "Has any ever HELD a copy of her book in their hands?" Yes, it used to be online for free, it shows that the Terminator and Matrix are on the same story/time line, I'm more surprised that she didn't leave it online, but taking it down was likely a condition of the original case.

    "two different franchises made in two different decades at two different studios..." Her claim is that they waited years after stealing the stories before actually using them.

    "but does her book actually exist?" Yes, you'll find entire forums dedicated to analyzing and comparing the stories if you look.

    "she didn't show up for her court date" From another comment, now showing up tends to happen when your lawyer lies to you about said date. Why do you think she sued her lawyers afterwords and won?

    "successful lawsuit against THE TERMINATOR"
    You're talking about Harlan Ellison, they settled out of court, it was not major news. Also what James Cameron called the lawsuit and the fact that it forced them to give Ellison credit, should give you an idea of where he stands.

    "Cameron objected to this acknowledgement, and has since labeled Ellison's claim a "nuisance suit"" - James Cameron in The Futurist: The Life and Times of James Cameron

    All things considered, what's more likely, that Hollywood WROTE a great story (because that happens a lot...)? Or that they stole one? It is funny that the old article keeps rising from the grave though. :P

  • Ms. Sunshine | April 17, 2013 11:10 AM

    There actually is a copy of her book available on Amazon. I found it when Googling the name Sophia Stewart. With stories like this, there is always at least an ounce of truth in it somewhere but like with most urban legends its difficult to separate truth from myth.

  • Max Nomad | April 17, 2013 6:51 AMReply

    This story is the Perfect Storm of everything Sergio mentioned in his commentary AND the fact that plausible misinformation takes on a life of its own in cyberspace. Any intriguing article that hooks into our Hopes, Dreams and/or Fears is like an asteroid in space -- bound to come speeding along our path as it continues on some unchecked trajectory. And the minute you throw in (1) the media, (2) the specter of some Willie-Lynch Illuminati-style omnipotent white man, and (3) the prospect of a Black person getting over, people will turn fiction into fact. It's sorta like Alex Haley's ROOTS in that it becomes more about the power of the story versus the authenticity of the facts.

  • CC | April 17, 2013 8:39 AM

    ^THIS^ is good... I'm stealing it.

    Yep, I'm gonna copy it and then paste it in my files. Y'all will see it again - with MY name on it :-)

    "And the minute you throw in (1) the media, (2) the specter of some Willie-Lynch Illuminati-style omnipotent white man, and (3) the prospect of a Black person getting over, people will turn fiction into fact" ~ CareyCarey

  • ALM | April 16, 2013 7:39 PMReply

    I agree with one part of Donnie L's comment, the fact that Ms. Stewart should have utilized all of that free press over the years to sell other projects.

  • Lover | November 24, 2013 5:38 PM

    Now, that's dumb! Why? When you know you "swimming with sharks"! Maybe she will independently film Matrix 4 with some of the default monies and put this crap to rest!

  • Donnie Leapheart | April 16, 2013 6:49 PMReply

    Its like I stated the first time you guys posted about this: I never believed this story for a second. If Sophia Stewart wrote a manuscript with a story dense enough to inspire both The Terminator and The Matrix, why has she never written anything since then? Both James Cameron and the Wachowski's have...Hell, even creators of bad web series keep pumping out new material. If she was half as smart as people want to believe, she could have published 8 novels for each year that this urban legend has continued and made a killing just from people who think she won the lawsuit alone. But she hasn't done this because she's not actually a writer at all. Her case was dismissed long ago, as should this urban legend.

  • LeonRaymond | April 16, 2013 5:11 PMReply

    I think what people should take from all of this is the rampant stupidity in which folks send their unprotected scripts to Major studios -mini majors, producers who have studio deals, Producers who are friends of producers who have studio deals, a friend who has some one in key position at a studio. For Black folk and I learned from a real situation long ago is that if you send your script under the cover of darkness it's gone stolen. Copy Right and WGA registration won't protect you at that point. What will work is creating hoopla about your project and key attachments, like actor -A-list or well known, producer well known and IMDB.COM registrations that will help you fight the snake like personas waiting for your script to arrive in the mail or the one you left behind after a pitch session!

  • DAX | April 16, 2013 5:08 PMReply

    I think what is lost here is whether or not the stories were actually stolen from her or is it just her claim that they were? I can understand the false claim she won a lawsuit but the issue at hand should be was the screenplay/treatment stolen?

  • JD | April 17, 2013 12:01 AM

    No, it wasn't stolen; that's why she didn't win. I was about to blog on this story about a couple years ago. I was "outraged," but then in doing some light research (it's amazing what you can fact-check online these days), I uncovered the disappointing reality, that as much as I wanted to defend and promote my fellow sista (in fact, I almost bought her product online), it's just a bunch of hot hair.

  • Derrick Mathis | April 16, 2013 4:38 PMReply

    It just goes to show how the internet has become a hotbed of misinformation-----especially when it pertains to black folks.

  • BT | April 16, 2013 4:33 PMReply

    This is the first I've heard of it not being true; I actually believed it until read this article just now!

  • miktal | April 16, 2013 4:09 PMReply

    This thread reeks of Django withdrawl, Sergio

  • Michele | April 16, 2013 3:53 PMReply

    I think it's just become an urban legend now, Sergio.
    Black people need it, so they just keep it going.

  • Michele | May 25, 2013 8:04 AM

    Hi Hot Chili!! I usually don't check old posts but yours, featuring my name, just happened to be on the S&A homepage

    where in my comment (that hurt you so badly) did I state that people never get their ideas stolen? I look at all aspects of an issue, and when you look at the facts in the Sophia case its blatant she's not telling the truth. Instead of opening your reply comment by insulting me you could have used your keyboard strokes to refute anything Sergio said in the article ...

  • Hotchili | May 25, 2013 2:46 AM

    Michele you are a mindless amateur in the class of life. Please know that people get their ideas stolen not just in the film industry but in all industries especially where there is big money involved or it could just a job promotion. If you've got something special to share no matter what the field, you better watch your back and study the thieves and how they steal so you can be creatively a step ahead if that is at all possible.

  • the woods | May 24, 2013 1:57 PM

    What does that mean Michele?

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