(LOS ANGELES) -- An Indiana man has filed a lawsuit against Tyler Perry, claiming the filmmaker stole his idea for Perry's latest film, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.
TMZ.com reports Gary, Ind., resident William James says the plot is similar to a script he wrote in 2009, entitled Lover’s Kill. The lawsuit claims both films center on a wife who has an affair which ends up ruining her marriage.
According to TMZ, James admits he doesn’t know for sure if Perry even saw his screenplay. His lawsuit claims he gave a copy to “an associate” of Oprah Winfrey, hoping it would make it to Perry.
Representatives for both Perry and Lionsgate, the film's distributor, had no comment on the lawsuit.
Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor has grossed just $49 million at the box office since its March 29 release.
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