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The Wayans Brothers' Former Assistant Is Taking Them To Trial

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Two comedy brothers and their equally funny father head to trial to face off against their former assistant who claims the family stole his material. The punchline is he might actually have a case!

On July 12th, Jared Edwards, who worked for Keenan, Shawn and Marlon Wayans for nearly a decade, will drag their asses into court and sue them for copyright infringement. He claims that the brothers jacked jokes from him to writer their book, "You Know You're a Golddigger When…" Jared claims that the book was originally his idea and that he had pitched it to the family years ago, but they weren't interested.

What makes the case serious enough to go to trial is that Jared is further alleging that the family promised to pay him for his material, but never followed through. So not only are they looking into a copyright infringement case but also breached financial agreement. Serious stuff!

Seems like a lot of trouble to go to for a book the barely even sold.

[Image via WENN.]

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5 comments to “The Wayans Brothers' Former Assistant Is Taking Them To Trial”



  1. 1

    Kennan is Marlon and Shawn's brother, not their father. Kennan is the oldest (of 10) and Marlon and Shawn are the youngest.



  2. 2

    I mean, seriously Perez. I get that this isn't the New York Times but when you cant even get your facts, spelling and grammar checked it's not much either. Kenan is Marlon and Shawn's brother (which btw, took no more then 30 seconds to research).

    the brothers jacked jokes from him to writer their book?

    the brothers jacked jokes from him to WRITE their book. Either start using spell/grammar check before posting something, or make your ghost writer repeat English 101 once again. I mean, come on.



  3. 3

    More Illuminati slaves flashing occult signs.



  4. 4

    You seriously need to proof read. I notice grammar and spelling mistakes every 5th post I read.



  5. 5

    Keenan is not Shawn and Marlon's father, he's their older brother. Get the facts straight before u post Perez! lol