James Cameron Accused Of Stealing Avatar Concept
Posted on Thu May 20, 2010 09:48 AM PDT

avatar200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - James Cameron has been thrust into a legal mess by a San Diego woman who claims the director stole her idea. Kelly Van has filed a lawsuit claiming that Avatar has infringed on the copywright for her 2003 book Sheila the Warrior: The Damned.

The suit alleges that Avatar producers had access to her work and alleges that there is "substantial similarity in characters, setting, plot, visual effects, scenes, concept and feel."

Also in the suit, details stating that Van's concept includes characters with "long braided hair growing beyond the buttocks."

FOX tells The Hollywood Reporter, “This suit is absolutely baseless. Jim Cameron’s treatment for Avatar was written before Ms. Van alleges she even started to write her book.”

Courtesy: FOX