Tell us if you’ve heard this one before:
Two comedy brothers and their equally funny father head to trial to face off against their former assistant who claims the family stole his material. The punchline is he might actually have a case!
On July 12th, Jared Edwards, who worked for Keenan, Shawn and Marlon Wayans for nearly a decade, will drag their asses into court and sue them for copyright infringement. He claims that the brothers jacked jokes from him to writer their book, “You Know You’re a Golddigger When…” Jared claims that the book was originally his idea and that he had pitched it to the family years ago, but they weren’t interested.
What makes the case serious enough to go to trial is that Jared is further alleging that the family promised to pay him for his material, but never followed through. So not only are they looking into a copyright infringement case but also breached financial agreement. Serious stuff!
Seems like a lot of trouble to go to for a book the barely even sold.
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