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Sandler slapped with copyright infringement

Published: Thursday, February 26, 2009, 18:10 [IST]

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London (ANI): Adam Sandler has been slapped with a copyright infringement suit by a comic book writer, who claims the actor stole his idea for the film You Don't Mess With The Zohan. Writer Robert Cabell turned to the Manhattan Federal court and filed legal papers against the Reign Over Me star and chiefs at Happy Madison Productions, Sony and Columbia Pictures in New York.

Cabell alleged that Sandler's character Zohan, an Israeli hero who fakes his own death in order to pursue his dream of becoming a hairstylist in New York City, was lifted from his Hair-Raising Adventures of Jayms Blonde.

According to the New York Daily News, Cabell, who wanted his comic book character to be featured on the big screen, had pitched the idea to Columbia executives in 2007, reports the Daily Express. The Blonde creator further claimed that Sandler began his project around the same time his ides was pitched, which was five years after the publication of the first books in the series.

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