Nun sues Disney for $1 billion over “Sister Act”


Cover of "Sister Act"

Cover of Sister Act

Apparently, imitation isn’t always the sincerest form of flattery. At least in the case of “Sister Act.”

The Walt Disney Company and Touchstone Pictures are being sued for $1 billion – yes, with a “b” – by a nun who claims that her life story was stolen and used in the 1992 film “Sister Act.”

In a suit filed in New York Supreme Court last week, Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely of the Franciscan Handmaids of Mary Convent in Harlem claims that “Sister Act” – and its 1993 sequel, as well as a stage musical adaptation – used “plaintiff’s actual life experiences without her permission or authorization, thereby irreparably damaging her by depriving her of the windfall of financial gain reaped by defendants.”

“The subplots actualized in the said motion picture ‘Sister Act’ and portrayed by Whoopi Goldberg are her real life experiences,” the suit adds.

Blakely sued Disney, as well as producer Scott Rudin and Sony Pictures, late last year over the matter, but had that suit voluntarily dismissed in January.

Disney has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

(Pamela Chelin of Yahoo news contributed to this report)

Advertisements

About sportainmentblog

AN ONLINE SPORT, MUSIC, MOVIE AND LIFESTYLE NEWS MEDIA

Posted on September 3, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

LOBATAN!!!!

MEET the world deadliest diseases AIROJULOCOCUS & IMMUNAIRAYEDEFICIENCY. So because of them I promise never to dull YOU

DIS CRIS

#DEMENTED

clotildajamcracker

The wacky stories of a crazy lady.

stylelyte

ELYTE SOCIETY™ High End Simplicity

A great WordPress.com site

%d bloggers like this: