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Spike Jonze

Victorious in Movie Theft Lawsuit

He Didn't Pinch 'Her'

4/3/2014 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Spike Jonze Wins Her Lawsuit
Told ya so -- Spike Jonze has emerged victorious ... in the lawsuit filed by 2 men who claim the famed director stole their screenplay by creating "Her."

TMZ broke the story -- screenwriters Sachin Gadh and Jonathan Sender sued Jonze, claiming he stole the concept for their screenplay "Belv," about a cell phone that comes to life and befriends a human.

Gadh and Sender listed a bunch of script elements they claim are a little too similar for comfort -- like how their main character carries "Belv" around in his front pocket -- but the judge didn't agree, tossing the case out of court.

In his decision, the judge tears their case to shreds -- ruling the two scripts aren't even remotely similar ... "Her" is a thoughtful drama and "Belv" is a comedy. In addition, the judge says the two scripts contain different stories, different characters, different themes, settings, moods, pacing, and dialogue.

And that's that.

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10 COMMENTS

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1.

Truth    

NO 1 CURR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SRUSLY. #TRUTH!!

205 days ago
2.

Rigby    

Did anyone see that movie anyway? Anything with Phoenix in it sucks balls.

205 days ago
3.

smurfya    

All I know about spike jonze is that he directed the greatest music video ever, Sabotage.

205 days ago
4.

Ace    

Nobody better steal my screenplay about a Tablet that comes to life and slides around the floor of a mall taking upshot photo's, it's a love story to.

205 days ago
5.

Chris    

Good. I always liked his moves Malcolm X and Do the Right Thing.

205 days ago
6.

ChiaSeedsRule    

C'mon Man! The belvshow.com is hilarious.

205 days ago
7.

moe    

THEY ALL STOLE THIS FROM A MOVIE IN THE 80'S ABOUT A COMPUTER TAKING OVER A GUY'S LIFE CALLED "ELECTRIC DREAMS"!!

204 days ago

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