Kevin Powell Sues Lionsgate Morgan Creek Over All Eyez On Me
Kevin Powell filed a lawsuit in new York federal court aginst Lionsgate, Morgan Creek and others. The established writer is alleging there are significant portions of the film that use his interview he did with Tupac for Vibe magazine. Powell’s is seeking his fair share of the profits from the All Eyez On Me and is demanding the movie be pulled from theaters.
Powell’s issued a statement saying the following, “After a great deal of thought and consultation with many, including my attorneys, I have filed a federal lawsuit against the producers and writers of ALL EYEZ ON ME, the new Tupac Shakur biopic, for copyright infringement,” it reads. “After viewing the movie twice in the past few days, it is clear that my exclusive Vibe cover stories on Tupac Shakur (when he was alive), were lifted, without proper credit or compensation of any kind to me, and used in ALL EYEZ ON ME. As the owner of the copyright to these articles, ALL EYEZ ON ME infringed on my rights by using content and narrative that was exclusive to my writings.”
Kevin Powell’s is also currently working on a Tupac biography.