Actor/Director Tyler Perry is being sued over a film script, in which a jury was selected in Marshall’s federal court last week to hear a copyright infringement case against the mogul.
Perry was present, under heavy security, for Tuesday’s jury selection process in Marshall, TX. His appearance was deliberately kept secret.
Jurors have been instructed to return at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, to hear evidence before U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis.
The lawsuit was filed May 21, 2007, on behalf of Donna West, who is a Texas resident according to court documents. Ms. West’s attorneys claim Perry’s film, “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” was “copied largely from the plaintiff’s copyrighted script.” Ms. West is suing Perry individually as well as Tyler Perry Company Inc. and Lions Gate Entertainment Inc, reports The Marshall News Messenger.
Perry’s attorneys have filed answers to the lawsuit, denying all allegations of copyright infringement.
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