'Fifty Shades of Grey' Legal Issues with Porn Producer

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By Diadem Pambid | February 1, 2013 1:42 PM EST

While the story is enough to keep things wet and warm, there are other pressing issues fans should be aware of. Universal Studios, in charge of the film, are currently in a legal battle with a porn producer. What's all the talk about?

Things don't look good for E.L. James' best-selling erotica novel, "Fifty Shades of Grey." If things take a turn for the worse with the legal battle with a porn producer, chances are there would be no "Fifty Shades" film to celebrate.

Last November, Universal Studios had a trademark infringement lawsuit against Smash. Smash had produced the "Fifty Shades of Grey: A XXX Adaptation" of which had caused a lot of problems for Universal studios. The said film would cause problems with the actual film adaptation of "Fifty Shades."

"Plaintiffs ask this Court to enjoin the marketing, sale, and distribution of Defendants' infringing adaptation of the Fifty Shades Trilogy, a quickly and cheaply produced pornographic work that is likely to cause Plaintiffs irreparable harm by poisoning public perception of the Fifty Shades Trilogy and the forthcoming Universal films," stated the motion which was filed Tuesday in a federal court.

The porn producer of the film had caused irrevocable damages to the "Fifty Shades" film and books.

"Defendants' crude pornographic portrayal of the erotic elements central to the Fifty Shades trilogy fails to capture the unique and delicate balance of provocative sex, emotional romance, and self-deprecating humor that has resulted in a worldwide literary phenomenon. For consumers who view the 'XXX Adaptation' in lieu of reading the books or watching the 'Fifty Shades' films, or for those who simply learn of the 'Fifty Shades' trilogy's existence in a hardcore porn format, the reputational damage to these already-controversial erotic novels and films is immeasurable and irreparable," claimed Universal Studies and Fifty Shades LTd.

With the bidding war continuing, the legal finances are said to border on $3 million and more. Fans of the books better not give more value to Smash's' crude film adaptation and wait for Universal Studios to make sense out of the book.

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