theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Beyonce is being blasted by the filmmaker suing her for allegedly ripping off his short film for her visual album “Lemonade”. The man is accusing her of trying to distract the court by discussing race and is demanding her attempt to have his case dismissed by shut down.
Here’s the latest: On August 10th, Fulks returned to court blasting Beyonce’s attempt to have his lawsuit thrown out of court.
He explains that in the singer’s effort to avoid the most relevant authority and ignore similarities between the two works, she’s tried to distract the court to other cases that aren’t even similar to the issues at hand in an effort to persuade the judge to throw out the case.
Fulks says that Beyonce tries to dissect his work rather than address the obvious similarities between “Lemonade” and his film. He says that her argument about race – his film being about a white male and hers being about a African American woman – are irrelevant and absurd.
The filmmaker is demanding Beyonce be shut down in her attempt to have the lawsuit dismissed and the judge allow him to continue on with his case.
Here’s the backstory: Earlier this year, a filmmaker named Matthew Fulks filed a federal lawsuit against Beyonce and Columbia Music accusing them of ripping off his 2014 short film “Palinoia” for the singer’s visual “Lemonade” album.
He claimed his film was completely ripped off pointing out that his project also depicted a “tumultuous relationship” and he explains that over 39 seconds of Beyonce’s trailer are identical to his including characters in front of graffiti walls, red tinted images, dimly lit parking garages shots and many other similarities he believes she copied from him.
Fulks said a Senior VP at Beyonce’s label, Columbia Music, saw his short film back in 2015 and clearly the exec stole his idea and handed it off to Beyonce for “Lemonade” which began production months after his was released.
He filed suit demanding Beyonce and her label pay up a cut of the profits from “Lemonade”
Beyonce fired back explaining her trailer was about a proud African American woman and not about a depressed white guy like Fulk’s short film.
The singer explained that the two works are vastly different and “Lemonade” portrays a black woman who progresses through stages of suspicion, denial, anger and ultimately reconciliation in her relationship.
She said the short film focused on a white man who is distressed in the wake of a failed relationship and demanded the entire suit be thrown out.
Check out Matthew Fulks’ short film, Palinoi, below.