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Eddie Murphy sued by namesake

Feb 24, 2014 | 3:47pm EST

A comedian who shares Eddie Murphy's last name is suing the star for defamation. Brando Murphy claims the Shrek star is trying to wreck his stand-up career by stating the young comic looks and acts like him onstage. He alleges members of his famous namesake's entourage have issued death threats and he is suing Eddie for $50 million (£31.3 million). The more-famous Murphy's attorney, Marty Singer, tells, "This is an absolutely ridiculous lawsuit, and we are confident it will be immediately dismissed by the court."

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