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Nun Sues Disney for Stealing "Sister Act"

Posted: November 11th, 2011 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Nun Sues Disney for Stealing "Sister Act"Submit Comment
Even thought it's been twenty years since Whoopi Goldberg starred in "Sister Act," it is only now that a nun, named Delois Blakely, is suing the studio, claiming that her autobiography was the inspiration for the film and the subsequent stage musical.

According to the complaint, Blakely was a "young, Black, singing nun serving the street people and youths of Harlem," who published the autobiography "The Harlem Street Nun" in 1987. That year, she reached out to several people in the industry with a three-page synopsis, including Tri Star Pictures, which expressed interest in acquiring film rights to the book. No money was exchanged, but Tri Star still began development of "Sister Act," which grossed $230 million worldwide.

Blakely, who is representing herself, is suing for breach of contract, misappropriation of likeness, unjust enrichment and other claims. She is demanding an injunction against further violation of her publicity rights and equitable relief.

Source: THR


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trailertrash writes:
on November 11th, 2011 at 5:25:13 AM

Good luck sister

Nice to see Whoopi in the news again anyway, thought she was dead

wonderBOY writes:
on November 11th, 2011 at 5:26:44 AM

Whoopi wasn't young 20 years ago so there goes her case. Whats a nun going to do with money anyway.
trailertrash writes:
on November 11th, 2011 at 5:26:53 AM

"That Sister Can't Act" is her come back movie apparently
pornfly writes:
on November 11th, 2011 at 5:55:19 AM

TT u guys must not get The View over on your side of the pond
DaveThePhotoGuy writes:
on November 11th, 2011 at 6:19:12 AM

@pornfly

No we don't and thank god...but...we get something much worse

"Loose Women"

Hope she wins...hate that dang movie.
trailertrash writes:
on November 11th, 2011 at 8:32:35 AM

Pornfly-

I don't think so mate, If it's like dave said a US style female talk show.

I would give that a miss, Man bashing for an hour that i can do without :-)
DaveThePhotoGuy writes:
on November 11th, 2011 at 8:48:27 AM

@tt

It will be on some sat channel somewhere...lol
trailertrash writes:
on November 11th, 2011 at 9:10:38 AM

Bet it won't be on babecast mate lol
BadChadB33 writes:
on November 11th, 2011 at 9:26:00 AM

20 years tpo late sister bitch!!
stilloffside writes:
on November 11th, 2011 at 9:35:16 AM

What did this "Sister Blakely" just see this movie for the first time on VHS or something?

Hey I want to sue Paramount pictures for Fatal Attraction cause I am a married man who had a weekend affair with a woman who refuses to allow it to end! (kidding...maybe)
trailertrash writes:
on November 11th, 2011 at 9:52:08 AM

^ And she boiled your rabbit too ??
trailertrash writes:
on November 11th, 2011 at 10:19:28 AM

A Bunny Boiler is a dangerous type of lady
Ranger writes:
on November 11th, 2011 at 11:45:26 AM

The sister hasn't gotten nun for too long.

The high hard one in her ass would give her some equitable relief.
hunter207 writes:
on November 11th, 2011 at 2:52:57 PM

Ha thisll inspire another movie... The Sister who Sued
telur writes:
on November 12th, 2011 at 12:10:16 AM

^ good point hunter...
Ranger writes:
on November 12th, 2011 at 4:35:07 AM

Or: 'Nun Rape!'
Ranger writes:
on November 12th, 2011 at 4:35:27 AM

d
mrstretch writes:
on November 12th, 2011 at 6:14:18 PM

"Nun sues Disney for Sister Act"
That's crazy I've been trying to do the same thing!
darthraige writes:
on November 13th, 2011 at 9:41:29 AM

Good luck with that sista.
rabid writes:
on November 14th, 2011 at 10:02:11 AM

Her lawsuits have been going for years. I recall reading about this a decade ago. They most likely did rip her off, but it doesn't seem like there's much she can do about it. Good luck to her. I remember when that woman won the judgement for WB stealing the Matrix from her-- it was the largest material judgement ever.

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