Tuesday, September 27, 2016
50 Cent Accused of Stealing Power Premise
Rapper 50 Cent is being sued by a pair of screen writers who claim he stole their script for his hit TV series Power...
According to reports writers R. Byron Hord and Curtis Scoon filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court this week claiming they wrote a pilot script back in 2009 for a show called 'Dangerous' about a Black former kingpin trying to go straight while maintaining his friendship with an Irish gangster.
In their lawsuit Hord and Scoon claim in 2011 they gave the script to LA based execs who pitched the series to 50 Cent but never heard back.
Now the two are suing for copyright infringement.
50 Cent, Starz and parent company CBS are all named in the suit.