*Controversial radio personality and author, Michael Baisden, is suing for copyright-infringement.

According to court documents filed recently, I’m Ready Productions, Inc., Image Entertainment, Inc. ALW Entertainment, Inc., Je’Caryous Johnson and Gary Guidry allegedly conspired to tour a stage play, based on his best-selling novels “The Maintenance Man” and “Men Cry in the Dark,” without his permission. DVDs were also sold.

In a press release, Baisden issued the following statement:

“This is my day in court in my fight to recover my intellectual property rights and prevent these defendants from continuing to infringe upon my copyrighted novels. These novels are like my children. They reflect years of hard work in writing them and promoting them to the level where they became best sellers. In the end, I hope I can also send a message to other copyright holders that they have a right to take a stand and fight those who are trying to steal their copyrighted works.”

The trial began on Monday and Baisden is currently seeking damages and is requesting that distribution of the images stop immediately.