Updated, 7:22 Pm: Showtime has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed against it, Billions creator Andrew Ross Sorkin
and others by a Wall Street performance coach who claims to be the inspiration for a key character on the drama series. Read the document here.
Denise Shull, who wrote the 2012 nonfiction book Market Mind Games, filed a copyright infringement suit in January claiming that the defendants “ripped off” the character of Dr. Wendy Rhoades, played by Maggie Siff
. In its filing Friday in the Southern District of New York, the premium cabler claims a “total lack of similarity of protexted expression” between Shull’s book and Billions and argued therefore that the suit should be dismissed.
Read details of the case below.
Previously, January 7: A Wall Street performance coach who specializes in trading psychology is suing the creators of Billions, saying she was the uncredited and uncompensated inspiration for the character Dr.