Oprah Winfrey Sued by Pastor Over ‘Greenleaf’ TV Series

Oprah Winfrey Sued by Pastor Over ‘Greenleaf’ TV Series

Grievance claims defendants “didn’t even look for to cover up the theft”

Oprah Winfrey might have an ungodly situation that is legal her fingers.

Winfrey will be sued with a pastor and someone whom declare that the Oprah Winfrey system series “Greenleaf” is really a ripoff of the concept.

The suit, filed in federal court in Ca on Thursday by Shannan Lynette Wynn and Pastor Lester Eugene Barrie, starts with a nod towards the intimate harassment scandal that’s recently plagued the activity industry before moving forward to its certain issue of so-called copyright infringement.

“Hollywood happens to be the topic of extreme scrutiny as a result of revelations of exactly just just what happens to be an undisclosed, decades-long reputation for punishment, intimate harassment and discrimination by those who work in power,” the suit reads. “On a front that is different and merely as pervasive, was the flagrant pilfering associated with the imaginative; especially, the victimization for the hard-working, dedicated article writers, writers and creators whoever toil and creative works have already been taken, misattributed and exploited by the unscrupulous and untouchable titans and high-status players associated with activity industry. Innovative theft, in Hollywood, is now a cottage industry. “

Based on the problem, the plaintiffs presented cure for a task en en titled “Justice & Glory” to your defendants, even though Barrie and Wynn had been later told that their concept was indeed refused, “Years later on, Plaintiffs saw their work produced and exploited by Defendants under a name that is different ‘Greenleaf.’”

The suit doesn’t mince terms, calling the defendants’ actions “blatant” and “arrogant.”

“They didn’t even look for to cover up the theft; they utilized the character that is same, and copied verbatim unique and unique storylines, themes, subplots plus the general tone associated with show. They also known as their antagonist after Plaintiff Pastor Barrie (Pastor Basie in ‘Greenleaf’),” the suit checks out.Continue reading