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EXCLUSIVE: Chris Rock Slapped With $5 Million Lawsuit Over Good Hair

Oct. 6 2009, Published 12:06 p.m. ET

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Funnyman Chris Rock is at the center of a $5 million lawsuit from a woman alleging he stole her idea for his forthcoming documentary about African-American hairstyles.

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Regina Kimbell filed a suit at Los Angeles' District Court this week claiming the inspiration behind Rock's Good Hair film came from a documentary she made in 2005, which she showed the comic on the set of his TV series Everyone Hates Chris in 2007.

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Kimbell alleges Rock ripped off her ideas from My Nappy Roots, which features celebrities who discuss different hairdos. Rock's documentary, which premieres in the U.S. this Friday, also features famous names talking about the topic.

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She is seeking $5 million in damages.

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