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Tyler Perry Sues

Heller!!!

Y'All Tried to Burn Down My Studio

5/13/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Tyler Perry is blaming bad lighting for a disastrous fire at his massive studio complex in Atlanta ... and now he wants the producers of a sitcom to foot the bill.

Perry filed a lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- claiming the blaze broke out in May 2012 during production of "For Better or Worse" ... because a white hot light was placed too close to a facade on the set.

Perry -- who obviously knows his way around a studio -- is suing the show's producers for negligence ... saying they should have had better lighting guys. 

He's demanding $1.8 mil to cover the total damage to the studio.

Worth noting ... since the fire broke out Perry has directed and written 54 episodes of the show ... for better or worse. 

14 COMMENTS

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1.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

That's what you get for hiring Kim K

107 days ago
2.

Skit    

Never heard of him, the show or the fire but good on him for writing and directing 54 episodes of whatever hes doing

107 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

I was wondering why that show went from solid to a disjointed mess. The show was good before the hiatus. Now it sucks. Tyler needs to accept his limitations and hire professionals.

107 days ago
4.

john flynn    

NO HARD FEELINGS I just want your insurance company money.

107 days ago
5.

Hot Dumb Italian Mike    

Tmz, feel free to use my 11 and a half penis and knock these spammers upside their heads!

107 days ago
6.

Creedmoor    

Who or what is a Heller? Is that the name of the company Perry is suing? If so, shouldn't they be mentioned in the body of the story. You need to hire someone other than marijuana-soaked retardates to write copy for you. My best friend's ex-wife who makes $68 /hr on the computer would do a better job .

107 days ago
7.

NoDickbutting    

That was "god" telling him his shows are awful and he needs to give it up

107 days ago
8.

B4-I-FU-RU-18?    

This dude was hilarious on stage play. But his movies& sitcoms sucks!

107 days ago
9.

TheGuy100    

I don't like his movies, but he's really grabbing life by the horns and doing big things. Can't hate him for that.

107 days ago
10.

BoyAmIHungry    

So he' s suing... himself? If you look up the producers and the producing companies for the show, it's all his own people. (per IMDB).

107 days ago
11.

Blockboy720    

Get cha paper..

106 days ago
12.

Samantha    

So why after almost 2 yrs is he now suing?

105 days ago

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