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Angelina Jolie's Directorial Debut Named in a Copyright Lawsuit

December 3, 2011 (6:13 pm) GMT
A Croatian journalist claimed he published an article about a woman raped by soldiers before Jolie wrote similar storyline for 'In the Land of Blood and Honey'.
Angelina Jolie's Directorial Debut Named in a Copyright Lawsuit

Three weeks before "" premiere date, a lawsuit threatens to prevent it from ever seeing the light. The first directorial project by is named in legal documents filed in federal court by Croatian journalist and author James J. Braddock aka Josip J. Knezevic.

Per Radar Online, Braddock claimed Jolie stole the story from an article he wrote and published in 2007. The film, which was written by Jolie, tells the love story between a Serbian soldier and a Muslim woman during the Bosnian war. Braddock found similarities in his work and Jolie's.

"The Subject Work's main female character is subject to continuous abuse and rape by soldiers and officers in the camp. In addition to being raped continuously by soldiers and officers, she is forced to become a servant at the camp headquarters, a duty assumed by very few of the captives," the lawsuit stated.

"The Motion Picture's main female character is also subject to continuous rape by soldiers and officers in the camp and subsequently becomes a servant at camp headquarters," it continued.

Braddock is requesting the court to award him damages, naming GK Films and several other entities as the defendants as well.

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