Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is suing Gawker Media for copyright infringement for providing links to his latest script The Hateful Eight.
The filmmaker made headlines for saying he would not make the movie after the script was leaked. Gawker’s Defamer blog covered the news and included a link to download the script.
The Hollywood Reporter has a copy of the lawsuit: “Gawker Media has made a business of predatory journalism, violating people’s rights to make a buck,” it reads. “This time, they went too far. Rather than merely publishing a news story reporting that Plaintiff’s screenplay may have been circulating in Hollywood without his permission, Gawker Media crossed the journalistic line by promoting itself to the public as the first source to read the entire Screenplay illegally.”