A black woman wrote the Matrix. Say word. In one of the largest settlements in Hollywood’s history, Sophia Stewart is receiving damages from all three Matrix films, as well as The Terminator and its sequels. While the settlement is undisclosed, the gross of the films was over $2.5 billion. Her charges against producer Joel Silver and “writerdirectors” the Wachowski brothers included copyright infringement and racketeering. She had submitted her manuscript, “The Third Eye”, in response to an ad placed by the Wachowski Brothers in the mid-eighties.
An FBI investigation found that more than thirty minutes had been chopped from The Matrix in an attempt to avoid a lawsuit. “Credible witnesses employed at Warner Brothers came forward, claiming that the executive and lawyers had full knowledge that the work in question did not belong to the Wachowski brothers.” According to Stewart, the six-year old lawsuit has been subject to a media blackout “because Warner Brothers parent company is AOL-Time Warner… this giant owns 95 percent of the media.”
Says Stewart, “My whole message to the world is about God and good and about choice, about spirituality prevailing over technocracy.”