Tyler Perry Sued by Georgia Entertainment Company for Engaging in Fraud with Government Officials

© AP / Tyler Perry
© AP / Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry has been sued by a Georgia-based entertainment company for allegedly working unfairly with government officials while trying to transform a former military base into a movie studio.

In a federal lawsuit filed earlier this week, which also names the U.S. Department of Defense as a defendant, the entertainment mogul was accused of attempting to “thwart the business opportunity” of Ubiquitous Entertainment Studios. One of the causes of actions listed against those defendants is “intentional or negligent misrepresentation and fraud.”

The complaint says a UES rep met with a government official in 2011 and first proposed the idea of transforming Fort McPherson into a studio and entertainment complex, but then Perry stepped in and persuaded them to agree to his deal to provide similar “studio, sound stage, animation, school and education complexes” in the same 80-acre space.

It implies the McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority (MILRA) in fact took UES’s proposal, which was proprietary information to Perry and provided him with “site plans, construction plans, drawings and business plan owned by UES.”

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Source: MSN TV | Travis Reilly, TheWrap

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