According to the latest report, court action has finally been instituted against Nollywood actress and producer, Stephanie Linus, by writer and lawyer, Miss Daniella Madudu.
This lawsuit is in connection with copyright infringement allegations surrounding similarities between Ms Madudu’s original literature titled Behind Her Veil, and Stephanie Linus’ 2015 Movie, DRY.
It was gathered that the suit was filed a few days before an official statement issued by Mrs Okereke-Linus last week in which she vehemently denied ever seeing Ms Madudu’s ‘original literary work’ prior to the shooting of her movie ‘DRY.’
The documents which we have just obtained reveal several claims against Mrs Stephanie Linus which include:
An ORDER For The Payment Of All Sums Found To Be Due To The Plaintiff Upon Taking Of The Said Inquiry Or Account By The Said Firm(S) Of Chartered Accountants Appointed By This Honourable Court Together With Interest At The Rate Of 20% Per Annum Pre-Judgement And 10% Per Annum Post-Judgement
The SUM Of N100,000,000.00k (One Hundred Million) As General, Additional And Conversion Damages.
The writ of summons and the statement of claims show extensive evidence of the overwhelming similarities between Daniella Madudu’s book Behind Her Veil and Mrs Linus’ Movie Dry, going from the story being based in northern Nigeria, to the travails of early marriage, childbirth and VVF the unmissable identical character development arc in both stories as shown in the picture below: