Tyler Perry has been known for pushing the limits with his films. Some say he hates black women, others say he hates blacks in general, but now someone is saying he just hates writing his own scripts.
According to TMZ, Gary, Indiana screen writer William James claims the once homeless film producer stole the idea for his recently released film, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor from his 2009 script, Lovers Kill. But while “the lawsuit is light on details … it just says both films center on a married couple … the wife is tempted by another man, and the affair ruins the marriage,” says TMZ.
It turns out James can’t say whether or not Perry has ever actually seen his screenplay.
“In the suit, he claims he gave a copy to ‘an associate’ of Oprah Winfrey, hoping it would make it to Perry.”
TMZ states that representatives from both Tyler Perry’s team and Lions Gate have no comment regarding the lawsuit at this time.