The man who wrote the political guide "How America Elects Her Presidents" is suing Oprah Winfrey for allegedly using his material without attribution, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Charles Harris filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania claiming that he sent "The Oprah Winfrey Show" 10 copies of his publication–a booklet–in 2008 with hopes of getting some publicity. After hearing nothing from the producers of the show, Harris says he was surprised when information from his guide was then used on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Feb. 16, 2009.
Harris alleges that Winfrey read aloud exact questions that were included in the book, but no attribution was ever given to Harris or the book. Harris is seeking damages, either Winfrey’s profits or maximum statutory damages of up to $150,000 per unlawful use.
No comment yet from the "Oprah" camp.