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Avengers Director Joss Whedon Getting Sued?! We Have The Complaint!

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Like Joss Whedon doesn’t have enough going on.  Joss, creator of The Cabin in the Woods, and its distributor Lionsgate Entertainment, have been blind-sided with a $10 million lawsuit by a man who is claiming the film strikes too many similarities with a book he wrote a few years prior.

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Peter Gallagher, the pursuant in this case, claims to have registered a book with the Writers Guild called “The Little White Trip: A Night in the Pines.”  His book came out 5 years before Whedon’s thriller.  The book itself wasn’t very successful and the author actually had to self-publish it and then he would hawk his book up and down the Venice Beach boardwalk.  It is Gallagher’s claim that the Avengers director and Drew Goddard (co-writer/director of “Cabin”) each spent time in Santa Monica, CA then, either frequenting or living there.  Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard, and Lionsgate have yet to comment.

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Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard

You can read the full complaint courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter here:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/sites/default/files/custom/Documents/ESQ/Cabin.pdf

Joss Whedon’s credits include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Toy Story, Firefly, Serenity, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Angel, and Dollhouse.

Jason Bennett
Jason Bennett is PopCultHQ's senior editor, a contributing writer, and comic book reviewer/reporter. He is a big lover of coffee, cats, cooking and comics (plus all things Green Lantern). He is a strong supporter of indie comics, creators, and publishers and Chris Hardwick is his spirit animal (we don't know how to respond to that). Follow Jason on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TahoeJBennett
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