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