"Wait, what??!! I had to check this out!!
Sure as shit, it is true!!
A Harlem nun named Delois Blakely is ACTUALLY suing Walt Disney and Sony Pictures for $1 billion dollars. Her allegations are that the movie (and sequel...and stage musical adaptation) "Sister Act" is based off HER real-life experiences. She is doing this (over) TWENTY YEARS after the fact....Yes, you did just read that correctly.
Blakely says that in 1987 she published an autobiography named, The Harlem Street Nun, and that later that year Cynthia Bowles, Tri Star Pictures producer, expressed her interest in movie rights. According to her claim, some time later producer Scott Rudin left Tri Star (which is now Sony Pictures in case you were wondering), taking with him the "Sister Act" project, for Disney, who subsequently made the film---and tons of cash.
The reason she is suing?
According to the suit, "the defendants used the plaintiff's actual life experiences without her permission or authorization, thereby irreparably damaging her by depriving her of the windfall of financial gain reaped by defendants." Sister Act brought in $231 million worldwide and the sequel earned $57 million.
She has decided to represent herself in this case. She is claiming a breach of contract, breach of confidentiality, misappropriation of her own likeness, unjust enrichment and other such asinine claims. You can view the whole things right below, I have included it for your personal viewing.
WHAT. THE. HELL. I really can't believe the actions of some people.......I am slightly flabbergasted at the moment. And a bit disgusted, because yet again I am reminded just how money hungry people really are now.