Netflix streaming service and the creators of the fantasy series Stranger Things Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer have been named defendants in a plagiarism lawsuit filed by Irish Rover Entertainment. As noted by The Wrap, the plaintiff believes that the plot and the main details of the show were borrowed from a previously written script called "Totem", which was written by Jeffrey Kennedy.
Both projects are linked by a man named Aaron Sims , who worked closely with Kennedy during the development of the script and was later hired to create concept art for the first two seasons of Stranger Things.
Totem is said to have one of the key characters a little girl named Kimimela or "Kimi" which has supernatural powers. Kimimela helps her friends find the portal gate to an alternate supernatural world and fight the inhabitants of this world, a demon named Azrael and his army of monsters.
Netflix rejects the claims. “Mr. Kennedy has been promoting these contrived conspiracy theories for years, although Netflix has repeatedly explained to him that the Duffer brothers never heard of him or his unpublished script until he threatened to sue them. After we refused to concede his claims for payment, he filed this unfounded lawsuit. There are quite a few people who would like to credit themselves with the creation of "Stranger Things, but the truth is that the show was independently conceived by the Duffer brothers and is the result of their creativity and hard work." - the statement says.
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