Actor and director Tyler Perry is facing legal action from an author who has accused him of stealing the plot for his film "Good Deeds" from her book. Terri Donald filed the lawsuit Tuesday against the "Madea" star at a federal court in Philadelphia, claiming he based the romantic drama on her 2007 novel "Bad Apples Can Be Good Fruit."
Donald alleges she sent a copy of her book to Perry's production company before filming on the movie began and is seeking $225,000 in damages. The writer also wants her book to receive a mention in the movie's opening and closing credits and is asking the production company to provide an account of the film's revenues.
The drama, which stars Perry as a wealthy businessman who meets a struggling single mother, grossed around $35 million at the U.S. box office after its February 2012 release.
Well damn, if her claim is valid she sure waited a long time.
And she wants opening & closing credits as well as $225,000? WTF is wrong with that picture? If she were to win, I'm getting in on some of that action.