Chris Rock Can Continue to Release Good Hair
Chris Rock must be happy now!
A judge had allowed the comedian to continue the release of his documentary, Good Hair. U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer said in court that before coming to her decision, she watched both movie; Rock’s Good Hair and Regina Kimbell’s 2006 documentary My Nappy Roots. Fischer said the films “don’t seem to be made for the same audience,” and that portions of them “are not similar at all.”
Rock and the film’s producers were sued in Los Angeles by documentary filmmaker Regina Kimbell, who claimed the comedian stole several ideas for his film from her work. Kimbell asked for $5 million in damages in her lawsuit, which accuses Rock of copyright infringement and unfair competition.
Rock denied the claim, and has said that his inspiration for his documentary was actually his 7 year-old daughter, who once asked him, “How come I don’t have good hair?” The movie has been in limited release since October 9, and will open nationwide this Friday, October 23.
Kimbell and her attorney say they will continue to pursue the case to a trial. Kimbell’s attorney Reginald K. Brown said in a statement, “We always knew that it would be tough getting the judge to grant a request for a preliminary injuction. We are looking forward to going to trial.” A trial date has not yet been set.
Till we meet again in court then!
[ via Yahoo! News ]
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