According to Page Six, a woman named Sophia Eggleston, who says she is the “real-life Cookie Lyons,” has filed a $300 million lawsuit against Empire co-creator Lee Daniels and Fox, claiming that Daniels and Fox stole her life story.
Sophia Eggleston claims in her lawsuit, she embodies the “Cookie” character in almost every important respect, including a penchant for wearing mink.
She also says she did time for putting a hit on someone, and Cookie’s character did the same thing.
Eggleston says she gave a copy of an autobiography to a screenwriter back in 2011, and she says months later the screenwriter called her to say she was pitching the book to Lee Daniels.
Eggleston, who is suing for $300 million, is representing herself.