A New York lawyer is suing Queen Latifah and the producers of her new movie
hit Bringing Down The House, claiming the comedy was her idea.
MARIE FLAHERTY has filed a $15 million (GBP10 million) copyright lawsuit
Friday (28MAR03) against the rapper-turned-actress, insisting the film is a
carbon copy of her screenplay A MORAL DILEMMA, which she wrote several years
ago about a lawyer
who meets a prisoner online.
The movie has been a big hit in America, taking the number one spot on the
box office charts for three weeks and chalking up $83.3 million (GBP55.5
million) in the process.
Flaherty plans to represent herself in the impending court case.