MARSHALL, TX (KTRE) - "Tyler Perry is an enormously talented man who doesn't need to copy from anybody. " And a Marshall, TX jury agreed. On Tuesday, popular Hollywood actor Tyler Perry was found not guilty of stealing or copying from a play written back in 1991 to use in his film "Diary of a Mad Black Woman."
"It's been really emotional being in the situation," Perry said. Surrounded by fans and supporters outside the Hall Federal Courthouse, Perry spoke about the trial, for the first time after the verdict. "It's really difficult to hear people to call you a liar attacking your name and call you a thief, especially when you have to sit there and listen to it." Perry says he would have no reason to steal or copy from anybody else. "I've done 7 movies 13 plays, 1256 episodes of a t-v show and I've never had this happen."