Tyler Perry Lawsuit Claims Director Interfered With Studio Plan

1:59 PM PST 07/18/2014 by The Associated Press
Tyler Perry

Ubiquitous Entertainment Studios has accused the filmmaker of unfairly working with government officials to transform a former military base into a studio.

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia entertainment company is suing Tyler Perry, accusing the filmmaker of unfairly working with government officials to transform a former military base into a studio for Perry's company.

Atlanta-based Ubiquitous Entertainment Studios filed the federal lawsuit this week in U.S. District Court. Also named as defendants are the U.S. Army and a government authority working to redevelop Fort McPherson, a former Army base south of downtown Atlanta.

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Ubiquitous says its CEO met with the authority's chairman in December 2011 to share its vision of creating a movie studio and entertainment complex at the site. The company says Perry tried to persuade the authority to negotiate a similar deal with his company instead.

Calls to Perry's Atlanta studios were referred to a publicist in California, who couldn't be reached Friday morning.

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