Jolie dismisses lawsuit for copyright violation

Washington: Angelina Jolie has claimed that she has “never seen” the book she is alleged to have based her directorial debut on.

A Croatian journalist named James Braddock has sued the Oscar winning actress for copyright violation, as he claims that the movie- In the Land of Blood and Honey, is an adaptation of his book ‘The Subject Work’, which was published in 2007.

However, the star has dismissed the lawsuit as “par for the course” of directing a film.

“It’s par for the course. It happens on almost every film,” Contactmusic quoted her as telling Los Angeles Times.

“There are many books and documentaries that I did pull from. It’s a combination of many people’s stories. But that particular book I’ve never seen,” she said.

In a lawsuit filed in a federal court in Illinois, Mr. Braddock has claimed that he met with producer Edin Sarkic, who is now working on Angelina’s movie, several times throughout 2008 to discuss the possibility of his book being adapted for the big screen.


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