Screenwriter Sues Tyler Perry Over "Temptation"

Screenwriter Sues Tyler Perry Over "Temptation"

Did Tyler Perry get tempted to steal the idea for his film Tyler Perry's Temptation?

Published April 26, 2013





Did Tyler Perry get tempted to steal the idea for his film Tyler Perry's Temptation? A screenwriter from Gary, Indiana claims so.


William James , a small town scribe, is suing Perry for stealing the script for the critical bomb from him, reports TMZ . James says Temptation is a rip-off of his script Lover's Kill , which he wrote in 2009. The synopsis for James' original work is a woman, tempted by a man who ruins her picture-perfect marriage.

Um, isn't that a tale as old as time? If James intends to pursue this in court, he'll have to name virtually every author, screenwriter and filmmaker in history as co-defendants.  To make matters worse, James admits he doesn't even know if Perry ever read his script. He submitted it blindly to Oprah Winfrey , hoping it would reach Perry.

Written by Smriti Mundhra

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