James Cameron Wins Lawsuit Which Alleged He Stole the Idea for Avatar
Posted on February 5, 2013
Deadline reports that James Cameron has won his Avatar lawsuit. A judge granted Cameron's motion for summary judgement in the case, finding that Cameron did not steal the idea for the hit film from Gerald Morawski.
Los Angeles Judge Margaret Murrow made the ruling. Morawaski sued Cameron for allegedly stealing his idea of an environmental-based story called Guardians of Eden. Morawaski filed suit in 2011. This is one of three lawsuits against Cameron for allegedly stealing the idea for Avatar.
Cameron issued this statement about the ruling in the case: "It is a sad reality of our business that whenever there is a successful film, people come out of the woodwork claiming that their ideas were used. Avatar was my most personal film, drawing upon themes and concepts that I had been exploring for decades. I am grateful that the Court saw through the blatant falsity of Mr. Morawski's claim."