Croatian Writer Accuses Jolie Of Theft

Angelina Jolie is getting ready for the release of her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey. Will a new lawsuit derail her triumph?

Angelina Jolie accused of plagiarism

Angelina Jolie says she wrote the script for her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, while battling the flu.

"I was thinking and meditating on these international themes of violence against women, lack of intervention and how human beings are changed and warped by war, and how some people come out stronger and some people are truly broken," Jolie told This Week anchor Christiane Amanpour in a new interview. "There's no safe way to tackle these subject matters, but I think the important thing is to discuss them and tackle them."

However, another author says Jolie stole the film's concept from his 2007 book. Croatian journalist James J. Braddock is now suing Jolie and the production company behind the film for stealing the concept.

"[Braddock'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 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," reads the suit, according to Radar Online.

Braddock is demanding a jury trial to recoup damages, though no court date has been set.

Jolie continues to promote the film with a variety of high-profile interviews on shows like 60 Minutes and she's the cover girl for this week's issue of Newsweek. Reviews of the film have generally been positive, though all anyone really wants to talk about is whether or not the mother of six will ever marry longtime partner Brad Pitt.

"The kids asked me the other day and I asked them if it was just because they wanted to have a big cake," she told Amanpour. "They see movies that have the people getting married in the movies …you know, the happily ever after. Shrek and Fiona are married."

"We've explained to them that our commitment when we decided to start a family was the greatest commitment you could possibly have. Once you have six children, you're committed."

So, that's a no?

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Do you think Angelina Jolie wrote In the Land of Blood and Honey?

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Comments on "Did Angelina Jolie steal In the Land of Blood and Honey ?"

zagi May 05, 2012 | 12:48 PM

No I do not think she wrote the book; she has no clue what was going on in that part of the world; she was too young; to busy growing up and living Hollywood life; it is very hard for me to accept the fact that she actually went on and made (a movie about something so sensitive an vulnerable in so many ways, especially for us who lived through that time, witnessing war and all the horrific crimes committed. She should respectfully distance herself until she learns more (if she is interested) about history of that particular time in Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia and Kosovo.

barbie lane December 18, 2011 | 12:55 PM

I don't think that she wrote the book. She doesn't have the historical knowledge to achieve this.

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