Last year, Tyler Perry filed a protective order lawsuit against a former studio employee (Joshua Sole) that he believed to be “stalking” him.
Sole allegedly broke into Perry’s Atlanta based studio, disabled security alarms and locked himself inside of Perry’s studio office. He reportedly wanted to “talk” to the director however; no information about that “talk” was publicly divulged.
After police showed up to diffuse the situation, it took them four hours to get him out of Perry’s office. Sole’s choices resulted in his arrest and being charged for criminal trespassing on Oct. 31, 2014.
New information has emerged regarding the case. Sole is fighting back by accusing Perry of harassment and seeking $100,000 in damages.
He claims that Perry’s lawsuit was dishonorable and is requesting that it be thrown out of court. Sole didn’t agree that his actions against Perry were damaging enough to incur the fines stemming from the lawsuit.
Sole denied the “stalking” claims but did admit he tried communicating with Perry privately. Interestingly, Sole wouldn’t disclose the information about “what” exactly he wanted to talk to Perry about.
Because Sole believes Perry’s lawsuit is unnecessary and a financial burden, he’s requesting the lawsuit to be dropped given the “untrue” claims.
Popular show “The Boondocks” spoofed Perry’s movie plot lines that highlighted a pattern of fair skin black men often working on screen as the heroic objects of desire. Just an interesting tidbit…