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Oprah Winfrey is being sued by two women because they are claiming she has stolen their TV show idea and is using the show to recreate what is now “Greenleaf.” Oprah says they will not get one coin. According to Baller Alert, “the two women say they shopped their TV treatment for their show, “Justice & Glory,” to OWN, but when the network turned it down. That is when they came back around and created another show that is very similar – which is now Greenleaf.”
Oprah did respond to the lawsuit and she says, this is “frivolous,” and also says to the people who filed it “either do not understand copyright law or are pursuing it notwithstanding its manifest lack of merit.” Both scripts are in no way similar.
Based on the storylines “Justice & Glory” is about a white, atheist U.S. senator investigating a world-famous leader of an international megachurch. Greenleaf is about a single mother who returns to her father’s local Black-owned megachurch to reconcile deep-rooted family issues.
Both shows do feature a megachurch, however, Oprah says the two shows share no other similar elements.
Source: Baller Alert
Written By: Fantasia Harvey