A woman named Regina Campbell is seeking $5 million in damages from Chris Rock, claiming that his documentary Good Hair rips off her doc Nappy Roots. She says she showed the comedian the doc on the set of Everybody Hates Chris in 2007.
Rock claims the inspiration for his film, which explores the issues over hair in the African American community, came from his young daughter who asked her father what ‘good hair’ meant and why she didn’t have it.
My two cents? The issue of good hair is a constant discussion so the topic isn’t all that new anyway, and besides I’m sure Chris Rock’s is WAY better than the other woman’s anyway.