I was sent the official court documents via Twitter from the The Nappy Roots Facebook page and I am posting the link here if you would like to read the case in detail. Here is a new video interview with Ms. Kimbell and her lawyer.
He was on The View this morning and did not mention this at all. C’Mon Son (Ed Lover voice). Anyway my partner had mentioned this movie to me and that she thought they were strikingly similiar. Below I have posted the trailer to both movies:Vodpod videos no longer available.
LOS ANGELES — A filmmaker is suing Chris Rock for at least $5 million and trying to block the release of his upcoming documentary “Good Hair.”
Regina Kimbell sued Rock and several film companies in federal court in Los Angeles on Monday, claiming Rock’s project is a copycat of her film, “My Nappy Roots.”
Kimbell states she screened her film for the comedian in 2007. The lawsuit states “My Nappy Roots” traces the business and cultural history of black hair care and has otherwise only been shown at colleges and film festivals since its completion in 2006.
Her lawsuit claims several of elements of her film have been copied.
Rock’s publicist declined to comment.
“Good Hair” will be released in certain cities on Friday and nationwide on Oct. 23.