Beyonce: SUED for Stealing Lemonade Trailer!

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Earlier this year, Beyonce released the "video album" for "Lemonade," and fans went berserk.

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The singer was praised for the HBO special as a visual achievement, even though much of the focus centered on her revelations that husband Jay Z cheated on her.

Unfortunately, Queen Bey has now been accused of copying the trailer for "Lemonade," according to E! News.

Kentucky filmmaker alleges that Beyonce stole "substantial parts" of his original short film PALINOIA.

Fulks recently filed court documents in a New York civil suit, naming Beyonce as the defendant.

The documents read:

"The number of aesthetic decisions included in Plaintiff's PALINOIA Work that are parroted in Defendants' LEMONADE Trailer demonstrates that the LEMONADE Trailer is substantially similar to the PALINOIA Work.

"The misappropriated content includes both the particular elements that the Plaintiff chose to comprise the PALINOIA Work and the coordination and arrangement of those particular elements."

Among the similarities include the use of graffiti styles, parking garage shots, the use of black and red in many scenes and similar title cards.

In addition, Fulks cites a similar use of poetry voice over and a "heavy, dark, and angst-laden" mood that's present in both works.

Fulks requests a trial by jury and that Beyonce's team provide an account of "any and all profits derived from and attributable to their exploitation of PALINOIA including profits from the sales of the LEMONADE Album in all media, from all sources, worldwide."

Fulks attests that some e-mails containing links to his work made their way from his manager to Bryan Younce, a Columbia executive who worked with Beyonce in the past.

Beyonce has not yet responded to the accusations.

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