Empire : $1.5 BILLION for copyright infringement lawsuit!!!

FB_IMG_1457153319867‘Empire’ producers are facing yet ANOTHER lawsuit. An author named Timothy J. Levi is suing Fox, Lee Daniels, Danny Strong and others for a whopping $1.5 BILLION for copyright infringement.

According to Timothy, ‘Empire’ steals heavily from his 2007 book “Unity Incorporated: The Mastermind.”

via The Wrap:

Timothy Levi alleges he gave a copy of his manuscript to Virginia lawyer Robert Walker, who made a copy of it and handed it over to Strong and Daniels at some point before “Empire” premiered in 2015.

Among the similarities between the two works, according to Levi, are the lead characters. Lucious Lyon, played by Terrence Howard, is a prominent record company owner with a troubled childhood and drug-dealing past, just like the protagonist of Levi’s novel, Anthony Lewis.

Both stories also allegedly contain a storyline about three African-American men who became friends in their teens, and one is murdered by the lead character, forcing the other to testify against him in court.

Levi is seeking an injunction against further production and distribution of “Empire” and damages he believes may equal or exceed $1.5 billion.

Your thoughts?






Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: