Marvin Gaye's Son(Marvin Gaye III) Is Now Suing Lee Daniels and Fox Over Hit T.V. Series Empire
|Marvin Gaye's Son(Marvin Gaye III) Is Now Suing Lee |
Daniels and Foxx Over Hit T.V. Series Empire
Gaye's son is claiming he came up with the concept for Empire years ago, and went so far as to register a show, described as a music-based, black version of Dynasty meets The Sopranos, under the name Diamonds & Ballads, with the Writers Guild of America in 2010.
Gaye's son says that someone in Daniels' camp stole the show's premise from pitch emails sent to networks around that same time.
His evidence: Daniels having previously called Empire the "black Dynasty" and comparing it to The Sopranos when Fox originally picked up the show.
Gaye's lawyer says he plans to file a lawsuit against Daniels, Fox and others.
The Gaye family has also successfully sued Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for $7.3 million over "Blurred Lines," which they believe infringed on Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up."