Oprah Preaches Copyright Gospel & Seeks “Frivolous” ‘Greenleaf’ Suit Tossed

July 10, 2018Article
Deadline Hollywood

Responding earlier this week to an infringement lawsuit from Shannan Lynette Wynn and Pastor Lester Eugene Barrie this spring that alleged OWN megachurch drama Greenleaf was lifted from their never produced Justice & Glory treatment, the billionaire ex-talk show host and her lawyers wasted no words asking the federal court to dismiss the action.

“This is a frivolous lawsuit brought by plaintiffs who either do not understand copyright law or who are pursuing it notwithstanding its manifest lack of merit, said the motion to chuck the claims against Winfrey, credited Greenleaf creator Craig Wright, OWN, Lionsgate, ABC and others. “While both stories involve a church leader and his family, the similarities end there.”