Celebrity Lawsuits

Steve Harvey was accused of charity fraud by a man who said he was stiffed by the comedian after working to raise $20 million in donations for his charity.

Chicago soul singer Syl Johnson is saying that his song, sound, and likeness was used on one of the songs on Kanye West’s new album “Watch the Throne,” without his permission. Johnson claims one of the songs on the deluxe edition of the album, Kanye’s “The Joy,” uses vocals from his classic track “Different Strokes” […]

JACKSON, Miss. — Lawyers for Kathryn Stockett want a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses the author of “The Help” of basing a character on a real-life maid who works for Stockett’s brother. The best-selling book “The Help” was made into a movie that opens Wednesday. It’s based on relationships between white families and […]

JACKSON, Miss. — Lawyers for Kathryn Stockett want a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses the author of “The Help” of basing a character on a real-life maid who works for Stockett’s brother. The best-selling book “The Help” was made into a movie that opens Wednesday. It’s based on relationships between white families and […]

Atlanta, GA– A Morehouse student has filed a lawsuit to reclaim 100 percent control rights to a song he claims he wrote for Usher. The suit filed Monday said Glasper was a “young, inexperienced college student, hoping to work in the music industry and was vulnerable” when he signed the contract on Oct. 30, 2009.

LOS ANGELES — Funk pioneer George Clinton wants a federal judge to force the Black Eyed Peas to shut up when it comes to sampling his music.

The Oprah Winfrey Network hasn’t even launched yet and already a lawsuit has been filed against the cable upstart by a former employee – who, by the way, says her legal action was a long time coming.