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"Hannah" Creator Sues Mousewitz

10/7/2008 5:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Miley CyrusDisney made billions from "Hannah Montana," and the dude who says he was the inspiration says he got royally screwed over royalties.

In a lawsuit filed yesterday in federal court, "Hanna" co-creator Michael Poryes claims he's entitled to a percentage of the loot from "Hannah Montana" books, merchandising and movies. Short story -- he didn't get what he wants and he's pissed.

He's suing for close to a million dollars in compensatory damages, plus punitive damages, interest and court costs.

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CO    

Slow news day TMZ???

2145 days ago
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Knock It Off    

He forgot to say "let me bend over so I can do bussiness" What a BAFOON.

2145 days ago
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billboy    

wow, tmz.....it is a slow day for you guys...but i must say your site SUCKS!!!!!!

no one likes TMZ anymore!!!!!!

too bad...

YOU ARE F-LISTED!!!!

2145 days ago
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MARC XYOUNG    

he needs to stop cryin. he sounds like a lil girl. you lay wit rats they steal your cheese, bottom line. an i dont wanna hear hes a mouse! have you ever seen a mouse that big. i think not. besides he can always go manufacture another lil kd robot to mind screw alot more of our kids in to gettin there parents to blow the money on worthless products. LOL

-XYOUNG-

2145 days ago
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Tiffany    

Boo hoo. Did you ever watch Hannah Montana? A monkey could write that show! This loser Poryes gets paid for every episode and residuals. Disney should sue him for Demfamation of jokes!

2145 days ago
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CC    

Michael was my neighbor. Nice family, and I know he struggled for many years without a hit in Hollywood. Sorry to see he's being screwed by the mouse. Ewwww..

2145 days ago
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Jenny pruski    

I have never seen a more greedy family her achey breaky dad had tried to be relevent for a long time,Miley just got lucky,without Disney she would be just another slutty teen on you-tube[oh yah she is]how much money can they suck from this cashcow[greedy],I remember Susan Summers doing a trick like this and now she's the worlds greatest snake oil sales women.

2145 days ago
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Deadpool    

Not sure if this is the same lawsuit, but the creator of the 80s dolls/cartoon Jem posted online that she was asked by Disney to testify that the idea of Hannah Montana is not all that original since it is very, very similar to Jem.

I just found it odd that Disney want to say "hey, we stole this idea from Jem, not some other person."

2145 days ago
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Tina    

# 7 - It is Disney who allegedly stole the show long before Miley signed on. She or her dad have nothing to do with this.

2145 days ago
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rachel    

disney rips off another copyright!
This is news?????

2145 days ago
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Ash    

Give the guy his cash.... It's pretty much pocket change to Disney.

2145 days ago
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amy    

miley is becoming another hollywood spoiled slut..i wont let my daughter watch her anymore..i know this has nothing to do with the article, but wanted to say it anyhow!

2145 days ago
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GTBurns    

Stolen Idea as Hannah Montana is the best PORN name ever.

2145 days ago

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