Madea Prevails

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According to Livesteez, Tyler Perry beat the case:

A Texas woman who accused actor-screenwriter Tyler Perry of stealing material from her play for his blockbuster movie “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” has lost her federal lawsuit against the entertainer.
The Marshall News Messenger reports jurors found Tuesday that Donna West did not present evidence that supported her claim of copyright infringement. West argued that Perry lifted material from a script she wrote titled “Fantasy of a Black Woman.” She asked that her family be awarded all the profits made from Perry’s 2005 film. The movie earned some $50 million. Perry insisted that his screenplay is an original work.

Tyler must be giddier than a mutha right about now. Truth be told, this comes as no shock. Money always comes out on top. SMH.

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  • http://myspace.com/joeybishop00 JOEY B (santa claus asked congress for bailout money)

    cool!

  • African Princess

    Take that!

  • Just_Wanna_Know

    I wonder about that. I read a while ago that he had to pay out money for ‘stealing’ the Madea character from somewhere else but managed to keep that on the low. I hear he can be pretty shady. Oh well, time will tell.

  • Creole Baby Thinks the Pop Champagne Video is Gay

    top fizzy!

  • Creole Baby Thinks the Pop Champagne Video is Gay

    madea pops champagne with the dipset — homo

  • http://www.myspace.com/afiya00 Afiya

    Good.

    Now when does “Madea Goes to Jail” come out? Corny as some of his films are…I LOVE THEM…can always get a good laugh…😆

    …something I see them punk butt Israelites (or whatever they call themselves) lack!😦

  • luvchild

    Can I sue and get half of my money back?

  • DR.FUNK

    The chik who sued him probably was hoping that he would just write a check to avoid the hassle of going to court.

  • phillygirl

    I believe he could have stolen ideas from that book which is not right but hey he took it a step further maybe did some things this unknown author could not or did not try to do. The title of the books are very similar.

  • phillygirl

    I’d like to read it or see some excerpts from the book to be my own judge

  • Ladylumps

    Yeah I think the Champagne Video is gay as hell.

  • southern sway

    He was doing plays wat before he came out with movies but no one was trying to sue him from the plays but now trying to sue him for making movies. SMDH

  • southern sway

    meant to say way before he came out with movies

  • nicole

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  • Crazy Ass Rodney

    Madea gives me nightmares

    GOOOOO AAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Possibility

    I had the liberty of attending trial. It is my personal opinion that the lady had enough evidence that Tyler indeed stole her script idea from her play but was robbed by jurors of her innocence. Marshall is a very small town and money rules. If she appeals and he decides to make an offer, she probably better accept it. On the other hand if he did not steal it then I truly apologize. People say that the world is filled with money hungry manipulators which in some cases may be true, but a lot of the entertainers are also guilty of stealing others work but are bailed out by top notch attorneys and judges. “God sits high and looks low!”

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  • Frustrated with haters

    For the haters out there that may not know it. Tyler Perry had recently completed building a 30,000 sq ft home. He has a beautiful home in LA. He has more than enough money to buy, sell and build as many homes as he likes. He doesn’t have to sell anything to pay off anyone. GOD vindicated him in the with the woman trying to get something for nothing and GOD will vindicate him in all other situations. You better be careful who you put your mouth on. Tyler Perry is a child of GOD. If you would go read the original suit filed by this woman against Tyler you’d also see that she claimed “unfair competition”. Why did she only want the money from the movie? Why didn’t she want the money from the play as well? She didn’t because she knows that her “so called play” would have been like a napkin being held under running water, it wouldn’t have held up. Keep talking haven’t you haters noticed that the more you talk against Tyler the higher GOD takes him. No weapon formed against a child of GOD will ever prosper.

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