The case involves Tyler Perry’s new movie, Temptation. Plaintiff, an Indiana resident, alleges to have written a very similar screenplay that he gave to “an associate of Oprah Winfrey” a couple years ago to give to Perry. Plaintiff received no further contact regarding the script and learned of the similarities when Perry’s movie was promoted in early 2013. Plaintiff now seeks remuneration via a copyright infringement lawsuit.
Temptation involves “[a]n explosive romance about the seductive dangers of the forbidden, this film tells the provocative and sensual story of Judith, an ambitious married woman whose obsessive passion for a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, danger and a choice that will forever alter the course of her life.”
William James v. Tyler Perry et al
Court Case Number: 2:13-cv-00139-RLM-PRC
File Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Plaintiff: William James
Plaintiff Counsel: Darnail Lyles – Attorney at Law
Defendant: Tyler Perry, Tyler Perry Studios, Lions Gate Entertainment
Cause: Copyright Infringement
Court: Northern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr.
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Paul R. Cherry