Tyler Perry has been sued AGAIN for apparently ‘stealing’ someone’s story-line… An Indiana man who says that he was the first person to ever write a story about a woman cheating on her husband. Writer William James of Gary, Indiana, filed a lawsuit against Perry in U.S. District Court in Indiana on Wednesday, which claims that Perry’s 2013 film Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor is a complete rip-off of his 2009 screenplay Lovers Kill. According to the lawsuit, James’ script and Perry’s film involve a marriage that is ruined after the wife has an affair. But, isn’t this like everyday life?? I thought Perry, adapted this film after his play “The Marriage Counselor“?
But still James says that he passed a copy of his script through the right channels hoping that somewhere down the line it would get to Perry’s desk. It’s unclear whether or not it ever did. In any case, James is seeking unspecified damages that include an edit to Temptation’s opening and closing credits. If he wins, it will read “Based on the Novel ‘Lovers Kill’ by William James.” Ouch. It’s doubtful that James will win his lawsuit, but even if he does, it’s not like Temptation has been the runaway success train he’d want to hitch his cart to anyway. It hasn’t done very well with critics, but with $49 million at the box office, it has been a modest financial success. Perry’s people have not yet commented on the lawsuit.
Days after an arrest warrant was issued for Gucci Mane, over his assault on a soldier, another victim has come forward. A second man now claims that he was hit by the rapper, in Philadelphia, last month. The man, who is identified only as TJ, claims to have been attacked by Gucci, two nights after he allegedly cracked a bottle over a soldier’s head for asking to take a picture with him. According to TJ, Gucci–aka Rodric Davis–punched him in the jaw. “I haven’t ever been so humiliated in my life and disrespected,” he told a local news station. After watching Gucci perform at a club in Philly, TJ went up to shake the Brick Squad leader‘s hand and caught the fade instead. “He punched me on the left side of my face, right here in the jaw, knocking off my glasses.” Because he was “totally outnumbered,” TJ decided to walk away from the altercation. He suffered a “chipped tooth in the back,” as well as “swelling on the left side.” Needless to say, TJ’s confused as to what’s going on with Gucci. “You just don’t go around hitting your fans.” The Atlanta native is known for strange behavior, which has led to numerous arrests. Two weeks ago, he tweeted that Waka Flocka Flame was kicked out of his crew, then said his Twitter account was hacked. Despite the warrant, Gucci is still on tour. He hit Indiana last Saturday (March 23), and has shows scheduled in Florida and Virginia. Police are looking to speak with him before he makes it to another state.