Shonda Rhimes can probably be called the best screenwriter that Hollywood has right now because serial after serial Shonda Rhimes has been able to gather quite the admirable following of people addicted to scripts she has written.
Best known as the creator, head writer, and executive producer of the medical drama television series Grey’s Anatomy and its spin-off Private Practice, Shonda Rhimes is also the brilliant mind behind new series Scandal which has been an ABC drama series for 2 years.
The prolific writer is however reportedly being sued by a struggling writer named Debra
Feldman who claims that Shonda Rhimes is nothing but a crook.
In a lawsuit Debra Feldman claims that Shonda got a hold of her transcript “The Red Tattoo” and used it as a template for Shonda’s failed series “Off The Map”. The series which ran for a short time in 2011 on ABC was cancelled after 13 episodes.
The story was about seven doctors working in a remote South African village and was produced by Shonda Rhimes as well as others who worked on Grey’s Anatomy. According to TMZ, Debra Feldman claimed none of the writers knew anything about medical treatment in the third world before her manuscript.
Nobody has said anything so far from the camp of Shonda Rhimes but we cannot help but wonder why these claims are coming up now – is it because Scandal has become quite successful and Debra Feldman wants to tap into that fame or are her claims genuine?