Whereas we’ve been patiently ready for Mercedes, Miss Mississippi, Uncle Clifford, and the remainder of the solid of “P-Valley” to return to our TV screens, it seems like viewers aren’t the one ones who’ve paid consideration to the Starz collection. Authorized representatives have additionally taken discover of the present, and in a brand new lawsuit towards Lionsgate Leisure Corp. and Starz, actuality TV star and singer Nicci Gilbert is looking out the present’s creator for similarities.
In accordance with Yahoo News, Nicci, the plaintiff, alleges the present, which debuted in July 2020, has a number of notable similarities to her musical stage play, “Soul Kittens Cabaret” (SKC), launched on DVD in 2011. Reviews state the lawsuit alleges the collection is a “veritable unauthorized 2020 knock-off of Plaintiff’s ‘Soul Kittens Cabaret.” As well as, she claims that the defendants “knowingly and illegally used her works to create the ‘P-Valley’ tv collection.
When you’re not accustomed to ‘P-Valley,’ it’s based mostly on Katori Corridor’s 2015 play, “P***y Valley.” Nicci, who produced the truth reveals “R&B Divas” and “From The Backside Up,” alleges her leisure lawyer Leroy Bobbit pitched “Soul Kittens Cabaret” on her behalf as a musical TV drama to Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer at his Los Angeles workplace in 2014. The lawsuit additionally states Jon obtained two copies of her script and the play on DVD.
The go well with additional defined, “Through the Lionsgate SKC Pitch, Feltheimer expressed enthusiasm and curiosity in scripting ‘SKC’ as a musical drama collection for Lionsgate and even acknowledged that he beloved the character named ‘Tata Burlesque.’” It continued, “Feltheimer additional defined that he loved studying scripts and would learn the script over the weekend, share it with the Lionsgate workforce, and comply with up with Bobbit.”
Sadly, reviews state Nikki by no means heard from Jon or Lionsgate. Whereas it’s unclear Katori’s place on the lawsuit, Nikki is searching for precise and statutory damages, in addition to a jury trial within the civil go well with. Roomies, do you suppose there are similarities within the performs?
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Source: The Shade Room