Stephen King Wants $1.2M After Beating 'Dark Tower' IP Suit

By Dave Simpson (March 19, 2019, 9:02 PM EDT) -- Stephen King asked a Florida federal court Monday to award him $1.17 million that he incurred fending off claims that his "Dark Tower" books ripped off a comic book series, saying such copyright litigation isn't a "lottery" and King shouldn't be treated as a "punching bag."

The best-selling author argued that the suit — brought by the nephew of now-deceased comic book writer William B. DuBay and claiming that "Dark Tower" rips off DuBay's "The Rook" — was frivolous and was motivated by an irrational desire to perpetuate the memory of DuBay or was a calculated cash grab.

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