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Joseph P. Costa, Esq., State Bar Number 130131 Darius A. Vosylus, Esq, State Bar Number 175030 17383 Sunset Blvd,, Suite A350 Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 Telephone: (310) 594-6611 Facsimile: (310) 394-6612 Attorneys for Plaintiff Amber Dixon Brenner SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Case No.: 673 AMBER DIXON BRENNER, an 18ST cyo05 73, individual, OMPLAINT FOR: Plaintiff, (1) DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ve UNDER CIVIL CODE SALIM AKIL, an individual; and DOES SECTION 10s tae cee (2)BREACH OF IMPLIED IN Defendants. FACT CONTRACT IEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL Plaintiff Amber Dixon Brenner (“Brenner” or “Plaintiff’) complains and alleges against Defendant Salim Akil (“Defendant”) as follows: COMPLAINT THE PARTIES 1. Plaintiff Amber Dixon Brenner is an actress and screenwriter living in Los Angeles, California. 2. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that Defendant Salim Akil is an individual residing in Los Angeles County, California. 3. The true names and capacities, whether individual, corporate, associate or otherwise, of Defendants DOES | through 10, inclusive, are presently unknown to| Plaintiff, who therefore sue these Defendants by such fictitious names. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that each of the DOE Defendants was and is either intentionally or in some other manner, the cause or contributing causa of, or otherwise responsible for, the acts alleged herein. Plaintiff will amend this Complaint to allege the true names and capacities of each DOE Defendant, together with such allegations as may be appropriate, when their names have been ascertained. GENERAL ALLEGATIONS Plaintiff's Literary Work 4. On or about August 18, 2015, Plaintiff completed the original screenplay entitled “Luv & Perversity in the East Village” (“LPEV"). Thi unpublished work of fiction was based in part on the physically and sexuall 2 COMPLAINT abusive relationship that Plaintiff had with defendant Salim Akil. After years o' being involved in this abusive boyfriend/girlfriend dating sexual relationship, Plaintiff wrote about loving a person who is detrimental to her own life and takes ‘the readers on a journey that explores love in the context of such an abusive, relationship, as told from the perspective of the young female protagonist. LPEV’ female protagonist is a young, attractive, black entertainment professional, wh falls in love with a dominant and aggressive male who turns her life upside down. It is set in black Hollywood and explores many of the cultural norms of said culture. Plaii iff’s Submission to Defendant of Plaintiff's Literary Work 5. In or around January 2016, Plaintiff decided to provide Defendan Salim Akil with a copy of the LPEV screenplay. Her motives at that time werd based in part on seeing if he would be interested, as a film director, to collaborat on the project. As an actress and screenwriter, Plaintiff had previously auditioned for roles that defendant Akil was either producing, or directing. In or around January 21, 2016, Defendant Salim Akil sent an e-mail to Plaintiff acknowledging that he was almost done with LPEV and was really enjoying it. Plaintiff’ submission of LPEV was made with the implied understanding that Defendant Akil would not use any of the ideas within LPEV without the involvement anc compensation of Plaintiff. 3 COMPLAINT

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