Writer-actress Yvonne Delarose is suing the directors of ‘Machete,’ Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis, for stealing her ideas for the action-revenge film, TMZ is reporting. Delarose filed the lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court, claiming Maniquis solicited her for ideas in 2005 for a movie about a man who goes on a killing spree with a machete. The lawsuit also states the directors used her ideas without paying her.
Delarose is suing the two filmmakers for break of contract, and is seeking unspecified damages. She said she shared her characters and storylines, thinking she’d be compensate, but never was. When ‘Machete’ was released in 2010, the writer said it contained several of her contributions, but she hasn’t specified which ideas were hers. Rodriguez and Maniquis haven’t publicly commented on the case.
Written by: Karen Benardello