Brothers Robert and Donald Hughes have filed a federal copyright-infringment lawsuit alleging that Prison Break is based on their own life on the run, as chronicled in a manuscript they sent to Fox in 2001. Back in 1964, then 16-year-old Robert was wrongfully held in juvenile detention because of false testimony from his mentally ill mother. Donald then plotted to spring his younger brother, and the two lived as fugitives for four years. "If we sold the manuscript at this point to a movie studio or network, they'd think we were copying Prison Break," Robert asserts to the AP. A Fox rep says the company has not seen the lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, and thus has no comment. Me, I'm worried who the Hughes' "T-Bag" was.
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