Filmmaker Spike Jonze wins Her lawsuit

Filmmaker Spike Jonze has emerged victorious in his legal battle with two writers who accused him of stealing the idea for his Oscar-winning Her script from their screenplay. Sachin Gadh and Jonathan Sender sued the director, claiming he ripped off their concept for a film called Belv, which they submitted to bosses at CAA, the agency which represents Jonze, in 2011.
In the lawsuit, the pair outlined similarities between the two scripts, but a judge has disagreed with Gadh and Sender and dismissed their case.
Her, which featured Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson, was nominated for five Academy Awards earlier this year (14).