Cali “Gangsta Pimp” Suing FOX’s ‘Empire’ For $1 Billion
FOX's hit show, "Empire" has had a record breaking first season. It's success has made it a target for multiple lawsuits and claims. The latest claim comes from the west coast and is raising a few eyebrows.
Ron Newt, friend of the Jackson family, is filing a lawsuit against most of the Empire team including director Lee Daniels and star actor, Terrence Howard. Newt is claiming that the show is a copy of his actual life and wants answers.
TMZ has the suspicions:
— “Empire” … 4 drug dealers killed. “Bigger than Big” script: 4 drug dealers were killed.
— “Empire” … Lucious shot his long-time friend. BTB: Prince shoots his friend.
— “Empire” has a round table. BTB: Round table!
— “Empire” … Cookie goes to jail for drugs. BTB: China Doll goes to jail for drugs.
— “Empire” … Cookie is released from prison. BTB: China Doll released from the big house.
— “Empire” … Cookie with hat. BTB: China Doll with hat.
Newt, known as "The Ghetto Player" is claiming that he met with Terrence Howard at a Four Seasons Hotel where he told him his life story in hopes that it will be turned into a film or documentary. Newt said that Howard felt a connection with the story and even mentioned that he wanted to be a part of the production.
Newt is asking for $1 Billion in his lawsuit.