*A woman is suing Tyler Perry in Georgia claiming the filmmaker/playwright stole her idea for his theater production of Madea Gets A Job.
According to RadarOnline.com, Lisa Daniels filed the civil action on Feb. 5 in a Georgia superior courthouse for theft of a literary piece and/or play.
“I was the sole creator of a literary piece ‘Madea Gets a Job’, and this literary piece was featured in the form of a Tyler Perry play,” Daniels wrote in the court docs. “This play had the same title that my play had, and this play had similar themes as my play.”
*Nicki Minaj has been sued by her former wig designer, who claims she walked away from business plans, then, made money by selling wigs based on his designs without permission.
The lawsuit, filed Friday by Terrence Davidson in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, accuses the rapper (real name Onika Maraj) and Pink Personality LLC of breaking implied contracts, reneging on discussions to launch a reality TV show and a wig line, and misappropriating his wig designs. An attorney for Davidson, Christopher Chestnut, said the designer has suffered at least $30 million in losses.
“She lied, cheated, she stole from him,” Chestnut said. “That’s a misappropriation of his intellectual property.”
Brian McKnight attends Los Angeles Confidential’s Annual Pre-Emmy Kick-Off Celebration Hosted By Morena Baccarin at Mr. C Beverly Hills on September 19, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California
*Brian McKnight claims his accountant was so fraudulent, so deceptive, the money man stooped to secretly getting a United States congressman to help cover up his misdeeds, reports TMZ.
McKnight has filed a lawsuit against Vernon Brown and Company, claiming Brown ruined his life by failing to pay any of Brian’s taxes for close to a decade, resulting in more than a million dollars in back taxes, and an additional $500,000 in penalties and interest.
In the lawsuit, McKnight claims Brown knew he screwed up and secretly contacted Congressman Henry Waxman and gave him a phony sob story that got Waxman to contact the IRS and get McKnight back on an installment plan.
Rapper Flo Rida performs at halftime during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game between the San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina
*Flo Rida has been ordered to pay a security company $31,258, the balance he failed to pay for the installation of a security system.
The rapper, real name Tramar Lacel Dillard, was sued by ADT security after they installed a state-of-the-art system at his Miami mansion in 2012 to protect him from potential intruders, but didn’t bother to pay his $58,000 bill.
Court documents obtained by TMZ showed the 34-year-old star paid a little more than $19,000 as a deposit and then refused to pay the balance when the company placed 27 security cameras around his home, claiming he never authorized the work.