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‘Wuornos’ airing challenged

An author and the former roommate of convicted serial killer Aileen Wuornos will be in the California 9th Circuit Court of Appeals this morning in a last-ditch attempt to stop CBS from airing “Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story” tomorrow night.

Last week a U.S. District Court judge denied a motion for a temporary injunction to stop the broadcast of the CBS movie.

A suit filed by writer Jackelyn Giroux and Tyria Moore–who reportedly aided authorities in getting a confession from Wuornos –claims that CBS and Republic Pictures Prods. never obtained permission from the principals depicted in the telefilm.

Giroux, who allegedly obtained rights to Wuornos’ story last January, is seeking a public retraction from the defendants saying they have not purchased rights to the story, delivery of all copies of the film, and at least $ 1 million in damages.

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