Perry Facing Plagiarism Lawsuit

TYLER PERRY is facing legal action over accusations he used portions of a song written by the late BERTHA JAMES in his movie MADEA GOES TO JAIL without permission.
Officials from the gospel vocalist's estate are suing Perry, alleging he lifted lines from her 1950 track When I Think of the Goodness of Jesus and included them in the hit 2009 film, reports TMZ.com.
According to the federal lawsuit, the song's entire chorus is used in a monologue delivered by lead character Madea.
Representatives for James are seeking unspecified damages from Perry and Lionsgate Entertainment, the studio that distributed the comedy.


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I REALLY DO WISH PEOPLE OF THIS WORLD.WOULD STOP JUDGING THIS MAN OF GOD.HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN LET HIM OR HER CAST THE FIRST STONE.YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING AT THE MESSAGE HE BRINGS TO THE STAGE AND THE FILMS.BELIEVE IT OR NOT WE HAVE ALL FALLEN SHORT FROM THE GLORY OF GOD.I DONOT CARE ABOUT GOSSIP,I CARE ABOUT BEING ABLE TO SEE A MAN,A BLACK MAN OF GOD GETTING ON STAGE AND BRING A TRUE AND POWERFUL MESSAGE TO THE THEATER AND THE STAGE.SO PLEASE CAN YOU FIND SOMETHING ELESE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT.BETTER YET FIND A CURE FOR HUNGER,AIDS,CANCER CHILD ABUSE,AND GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES AND PRAY TO THE MOST HIGH THAT YOU WILL GET TO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.
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