Jamie Foxx and Tyler Perry are being sued for $1 million each by an Oklahoma prisoner for stealing his idea for their newest comedy, ‘Skank Robbers,’ TMZ is reporting. The prisoner, Shamond Lyle Sapp, who is serving time for 10 bank robberies, said he gave the two actors the idea for the movie, and they have cut him out of the filmmaking process.
‘Skank Robbers,’ which stars Foxx, Perry and Martin Lawrence, follows women bank robbers, and is reportedly in development. The bank robbers are Foxx’s Wanda from ‘In Living Color,’ Perry’s famous Madea character and Lawrence’s Sheneneh from ‘Martin.’
According to the court documents Sapp has filed, he had the idea to unite the three characters in one film. However, his version took place in a mental hospital, instead of being a bank robbing comedy. Sapp’s version followed a white male mental patient who takes Madea hostage. He deals who phone calls from negotiators as Madea pleas for her life in a “very sad, tear-jerking way.”
Sapp is also suing Fox Broadcasting and producer David Zuckerman, and is seeking a total of $4 million in damages. Foxx and Perry have not officially commented on the lawsuit.
Written by: Karen Benardello