Disney Being Sued By A Nun Over 'Sister Act'

It's a lawsuit over twenty years in the making. Delois Blakley recently sued Disney, claiming her 1987 autobiography, The Harlem Street Nun, was the basis for Disney's hit movie "Sister Act" and the theater production that followed.

The same year her book came out, Blakely reportedly wrote a synopsis of the story which she sent out to the movie industry, including a producer at Tri-Star Pictures. She claims that Tri-Star expressed interest in movie rights to the story, and that another producer took the project from Tri-Star to Disney. "Sister Act" was then made.

Blakely, who is representing herself in the suit, is suing Disney for several things, including unjust enrichment, breach of contract and misappropriation of likeness. According to a Hollywood Reporter story, she "is now demanding an injunction against further violation of her publicity rights and equitable relief."

At this time, there have been no comments from Disney on the suit.

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JeffC wrote on Mon, 11/14/2011 - 01:56:

I did a Google search of her name, just because. Very interesting Facebook page.

Like alot of folks, I'm wondering why it took 20 years to file a lawsuit over it.....

Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 11/14/2011 - 12:59:

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I agree, just not sure why it took so long for her to decide to do this.

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