Woman Accuses Tyler Perry of Plagarizing Madea Gets a Job

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Woman Accuses Tyler Perry of Plagarizing Madea Gets a Job

In lawsuit, Georgia writer claims she wrote the hit play.

Published March 7, 2014

Here we go again. Tyler Perry is being sued yet again by a struggling writer who claims the filmmaker stole an idea. Lisa Daniels, a Georgia scribe, claims she is the one who wrote Perry's hit play Madea Gets a Job

Says Daniels, "I was the sole creator of a literary piece Madea Gets a Job, and this literary piece was featured in the form of a Tyler Perry play," Daniels attested in court documents obtained by RadarOnline.com. "This play had the same title that my play had, and this play had similar themes as my play."

The 47-year-old woman, who submitted a hand-written statement to the court, is demanding a minumum of 40 percent of the play's profits. Daniels' monthly income is currently $569.

Perry, whose films have collectively grossed over $500 million at the box office, has not publicly responded to the suit. The filmmaker has been sued several times before, most recently over the screenplay for his 2012 film Good Deeds.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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