“Power” Lawsuit Claims Show Was Stolen
Another day, another writer claiming that a wildly successful television series was stolen from them.
According to TMZ, a man by the name of Larry Johnson has filed a lawsuit against “Power” executive producer, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson claiming that the storyline was ripped off from his manuscript, Tribulations of a Ghetto Kid.
Johnson claims that in 2005, he passed the manuscript to fiction author Nikki Turner, who works for G-Unit Books. The book was eventually published by Against All Oddz Publications, but Johnson believes that Turner showed the manuscript to Jackson at some point.
Johnson claims that he was shocked and horrified when “Power” debuted on Starz in 2014 because the series is a carbon copy of his book. Johnson claims that the main character in his novel has a goatee just like “Power” protagonist, Ghost. Johnson even goes by the pen name “Ghost.” He adds that the main character in his novel has a best friend with a short fuse just like Tommy, and owns the hottest nightclub in Atlanta. If you’ve watched the series, you know that Ghost owns the most popular nightclub in New York City.
Johnson is requesting $200 million in damages.