Quentin Tarantino Suing Gawker Over Leaked 'Hateful Eight' Script


Quentin Tarantino has filed a copyright lawsuit against Gawker Media for disseminating copies of his script, The Hateful Eight.

Last week, the famous director was outraged after details about the Western circulated. He was so irate that he told the media that he wouldn't be making the picture as his next film.

Soon afterwards, Gawker's Defamer blog linked to the 146 page script under a post titled, "​Here Is the Leaked Quentin Tarantino Hateful Eight Script."

"Gawker Media has made a business of predatory journalism, violating people’s rights to make a buck," says Tarantino's lawsuit. "This time they went too far. Rather than merely publishing a news story reporting that Plaintiff’s screenplay may have been circulating in Hollywood without his permission, Gawker Media crossed the journalistic line by promoting itself to the public as the first source to read the entire Screenplay illegally."

source