50 Cent is being sued by two writers who claimed that he stole their television show script and turned it into his hit Starz show Power without crediting or compensating them. According to The Jasmine Brand,
R. Byron Hord and Curtis Scoon filed a federal lawsuit against the rap mogul, G-Unit Films and Starz Entertainment, accusing them of copyright infringement. They claimed that they completed a script called Dangerous back in 2009 for a pilot episode of an original teleplay about an African-American protagonist’s work as a drug dealer and his attempts to launder his money and then “go legit” while struggling with the balance between his friendship with an Irish gangster and his female love interest. The next year they had a meetng with film and television executives and they believe one of them pitched their idea to the rapper, but instead of calling them, 50 developed, produced and filmed the show without their permission. They are demanding actual damages, statutory damages and an injunction against Power from being aired. The pair also want the judge to order all profits from “Power” be put into a trust with the court until the outcome of the case.