A federal appeals court judge saw Tyler Perry cleared of all charges once and for all in a plagiarism case brought against him for his movie ‚ÄúDiary of a Mad Black Woman.‚ÄĚ The actor/director was sued two years ago by Donna West, the author of stage-play ‚ÄúFantasy of a Black Woman.‚ÄĚ Check out the full story, with pictures and video below!
In 2008, the judge presiding over the case ruled against West, but she appealed all the way up to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. This time, with the federal court ruling in his favor, it looks like the actor can breathe a sigh of relief!
“We have reviewed the briefs and applicable law, have consulted applicable portions of the record, and have heard oral argument,” the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wrote. “There is no reversible error.”
Now, with Tyler Perry cleared of all charges, is it back to the Madea movies that have made him so much money? Apparently, he‚Äôs just a little tired of doing that particular character.
“I resented the fact that she became so famous and so many people loved her, because I just didn’t get it, and I did not get her. But these days grandmothers are much younger, and much busier. Back in the day, there were grandmothers who would be there for you, give you counsel, and I think that’s what she represents to a lot of people,‚ÄĚ he said. “Now I’m at a place where as long as the audience love to see it, I’ll do it. But the minute they stop coming – that old broad, she’s dead. She’s outta here. She is gonna die a quick death.”
Putting granny on the chopping block! I guess that‚Äôs just cutthroat Hollywood for you. The 40-year-old actor/director, who has been making movies and TV shows since his 2005 ‚ÄĚDiary of a Mad Black Woman‚ÄĚ has also found himself the target of accusations for bringing back Blaxploitation. Blaxploitation was a short 1970‚Äôs era where movies were made to target mainly a black audience (Shaft, Blacula).
What do you think of the courts‚Äô decision to have Tyler Perry cleared of all charges? Are you a fan of the ‚ÄėMadea‚Äô actor? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section! But not before you check out the pictures and video below!
Photos: www.wenn.com/JDH/JCP, PNP, Apega, Carrie Devorah