Tyler Perry Stole Plot For 'Good Deeds,' Author Claims

Law360, New York (November 28, 2012, 12:59 PM EST) -- A self-published author on Tuesday accused movie mogul Tyler Perry's production company of copyright infringement, saying the highly profitable actor and filmmaker stole the idea for the movie “Good Deeds.”

In a suit filed in Pennsylvania federal court, Terri V. Donald says Perry, one of highest-earning entertainers in Hollywood, ripped off her 2007 book “Bad Apples Can Be Good Fruit” and turned it into the 2012 film, which grossed $35 million at the box office.

The author asserts that she sent her book to The Tyler...
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Case Title

DONALD v. THE TYLER PERRY COMPANY, INC. et al


Case Number

2:12-cv-06629

Court

Pennsylvania Eastern

Nature of Suit

Property Rights: Copyright

Judge

HARVEY BARTLE, III

Date Filed

November 27, 2012

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