[Movies] Spike Jonze Wins Lawsuit Over Her Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.03.2014
He didn't steal it...
Spike Jonze has won a lawsuit filed against him by two men who claimed he stole their screenplay and turned it into the Oscar-nominated Her. TMZ reports that Sachin Gadh and Jonathan Sender came up short in their lawsuit against Jonze, where they listed several elements of their screenplay Belv which they claimed were similar to Jonze's film about an man who falls in love with his AI operating system.
The judge threw the case out, ruling that the two scripts were substantially different including genre (drama vs. comedy), storyline, characters, themes, settings, moods, pacing, and dialogue. Basically, everything except for the superficial elements.