He may have called his eleventh film “Good Deeds” – but the movie’s title may sharply contrast Tyler Perry’s doings. That’s because a lawsuit has been filed against Perry, over the movie — drawn up by an author who says Perry stole the movie’s plot right out of her book!!!
This according to writer Terri Donald – aka pseudonym ‘TLO Red’ness – who says Perry plagiarized the plot of her 2007 book “Bad Apples Can Be Good Fruit” as the plot for his movie “Good Deeds”. This after the author claims to have sent a copy of the read to 43-year-old Tyler Perry – long before production of the film began.
Here’s what’s being reported:
“Donald is suing for $225,000 in initial damages and is asking the court to issue an injunction requiring the company to add a credit for her book in the opening and closing credits. Her lawsuit also requests an audit from Lionsgate of the revenue for “Good Deeds.
The movie, which starred Perry, Thandie Newton, Gabrielle Union and Brian White, was about a wealthy business owner who meets a struggling single mother that works as the custodian for the company.
The film earned approximately $35 million at the box office after its February release. Lions Gate Entertainment is also named in the suit. Neither Perry nor the film company has commented on the lawsuit.”
Are critics known to believe Tyler Perry can’t write a good plot, making it easy for them to conclude he stole ideas from Terri Donald? Of course. Don’t believe me..Ask Spike Lee.