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Angelina Jolie Denies Plagiarism Charge Against Directorial Debut: “It’s Par for the Course”

Well, that didn’t take long.

Just a couple of days ago, Angelina  Jolie‘s artistic integrity was called into question when a Croatian  journalist filed suit against the movie star, claiming she plagiarized  his book when crafting her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and  Honey.

And now, the actress has spoken out against the claims. So, what does she  have to say?

Turns out, the best defense is…well, simply being above the fray to begin  with.

During an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Jolie expertly brushed off the  lawsuit and its claims of plot pilfering.

“It’s par for the course,” she said. “It happens on almost every film.”

And while the star is quick to acknowledge that she used a wide range of  source material for the film, despite his allegations to the   contrary, James  Braddock’s The Subject Work was not one of them.

“There are many books and documentaries that I did pull from,” she   told the  paper. “It’s a combination of many people’s stories. But that   particular book  I’ve never seen.”

Forget staying above the fray. The best defense is knowing you’re not in the  wrong to begin with.

 

 

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