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Shonda Rhimes

Sued for Medical Malpractice

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5/11/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes has fake doctors in her life, but now she's about to get close to real lawyers ... because she's being sued for allegedly ripping off a struggling writer.

Debra Feldman claims in her lawsuit ... Rhimes got hold of her manuscript, "The Red Tattoo," and used it as a template for her doomed series, "Off the Map" -- about U.S. doctors working in a remote South American village.

Feldman says no one on Rhimes team knew squat about medical treatment on a  third-world island, so she must have lifted it from "The Red Tattoo."

Shonda's rep tells TMZ, “It is our policy not to comment on frivolous claims”

Scandalous.

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102 days ago
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HumanNature    

WHY LIFT SOMETHING WHEN ANYBODY CAN DO "RESEARCH" ON THE INTERNET!!!!

102 days ago
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ASH    

voted for a guy named barry!

102 days ago
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lulu2009    

That's a picture of Shonda Rimes? ?? 1-800-callJenny or at least hire a personal chef. Disgusting!

102 days ago
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MILK    

damn, I'm surprised a box of donuts never sued her

102 days ago
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01void    

Looks like she could use one of those doctors herself, like a plastic surgeon

102 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

She needs to go on a diet

102 days ago
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Gretel    

It's easy enough to find out about medical care in third world countries. There are constantly hundreds even thousands of volunteer medical missions, Peace Corps, religious missions ... you name it. There is also an internet where I'm sure hours upon hours of information and journaling and stories abound. You could have asked me. All through nursing school I went on volunteer medical missions. I wouldn't have sued you.

102 days ago
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Truth    

ONE LOOK AT THE BITCH ---> SHE ATE EVERYTHING ON THAT ISLAND. #OBESITY IS HELLUVA DRUG. #TRUTH!!

102 days ago
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static    

Probably ripped off Grey's Anatomy too.

102 days ago
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datruth    

Fat and filthy rich bitches...buh bye HATERS!

102 days ago
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Lucey    

Good I hope the Woman wins the lawsuit. Shonda was very humble when Grey's Anatomy started now she's a nasty Bitch. Hey Shonda why don't you employ some of your own kind instead of praising the White Man. And fyi: I'm not racist, she's acted like she's white for a good while now. She's a good example of someone forgetting there roots and where she came from.

102 days ago
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PokeFangirl    

Please like other tv shows both medical and otherwise, do***entaries, medical reality shows, and several movies haven't had this plot-line too.

102 days ago
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There's a problem here    

Must be a v-e-r-y s-l-o-w news day

102 days ago
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Kristinajp    

If this story is true and only half are on tmz that would be pathetic to screw a little unknown writer for her work. People at the top should want to mentor the smaller people.

102 days ago
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