Bad Apples Can Be Good Fruit author Terri Donald has a bone to pick with filmmaker Tyler Perry.
The American author sued Perry and Lions Gate Entertainment on Tuesday (Nov. 27) for using the 2007 novel’s plot for his 2012 film Good Deeds, which raked in about $35 million in box office sales. Donald, who writes under the alias TLO Red’ness, claims that she sent the story to Perry’s company before production began.
According to Yahoo! News, Donald is seeking $225,000 and credit for her book to be added to the opening and closing film credits.
The film which stars an Perry as a wealthy CEO who takes in a homeless mother (Thandie Newtown) and daughter (Jordenn Thompson).