Oprah and Tyler Perry Settle Lawsuit over Alleged Stolen Show

*Oprah and Tyler Perry have settled a lawsuit against the entertianment duo — accusing them of stealing the idea for one of their OWN shows from another writer.

The Jasmine BRAND got the exclusive and revealed the writer — who claimed they ripped off “The Have and Have Nots” — dismissed the case.

Initially, Parables Entertainment sued Perry & Harpo Productions earlier this year. An executive, Vanessa Lynn, at Parables Entertainment claimed to have written a screenplay called “Affairs.”

The script focuses on a small town family — including a father running for mayor, his health challenged wife and a daughter named Peaches whose best friend has an affair with the father. A premise that is very similar to “The Have and Have Nots.”

Lynn said the script was made into play and released on DVD in 2011. Also, she said the script was copyrighted.

Parables Entertainment demanded to have a beginning credit on the OWN show — saying it was based on the play “Affairs.” Also, the company wanted an injunction against the show and cut out of its profits.

Neither Winfrey or Perry responded to the legal battle. They’ve been settling the legal dispute privately.

But the powers that be worked in Perry & Harpo Productions favor. Parables Entertainment dismissed the case and are paying all the legal fees. This means the company can never sue again and make the same claim.

Read the court documents at the jasmine BRAND.

 

(Oprah and Tyler Perry Settle Lawsuit Over Alleged Stolen Show)