Detroit woman who claims to be real Cookie Lyon is suing ‘Empire’ for $300 million

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By theGrio

A Detroit woman is suing Empire and claiming that she is the actual, real-life Cookie Lyon.

Sophia Eggleston has filed a $300 million lawsuit against the hit show and says that much of her life mirrors the character Cookie. She wrote her “early drug lifestyle” in a memoir titled The Hidden Hand, which she claims Empire borrowed liberally from to make the iconic character.

According to the copyright suit, filed in the US District …read more

Via:: The Grio