Tyler Perry Hit With $225,000 Lawsuit, Accused of Stealing Movie Idea

Not so good legal news for Tyler Perry. On Tuesday, an American author sued the filmmaker in a federal, accusing him of lifting the plot of his 2012 movie, “Good Deeds,” from her book.Terri Donald, who also writes under the moniker ‘TLO Red’ness’, says Perry based the film on her 2007 book, “Bad Apples Can Be Good Fruit.”

The lawsuit, filed in Philadelphia, says Donald sent a copy of her book to Perry’s company before production on the movie began.Donald is seeking $225,000 in initial damages plus, an injunction requiring the company to add a credit for her book in the opening and closing credits. The lawsuit also calls for the company to provide an accounting of the movie’s revenues. Representatives for Perry and Lions Gate Entertainment, which released the film and is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit, have not released a comment. (Reuters)