Joe Jonas accused of plagiarism
Joe Jonas might have titillated his female fans with the sexified music video for his solo single "Just In Love," but he he's also angered a pair of indie directors who are accuing the Jonas Brother of copying the romantic concept.
"The Wrap" reports that directors Michael and Mark Polish believe the 22-year-old pop star copied their low-budget drama inspired by the French New Wave called "For Lovers Only." Both works feature lovers cavorting sexily about Paris. In Jonas' video, which was directed by Jaci Judelson, he sidles up to model Angele Sassy in scenes that resemble those in the Polish brothers' film.
"It's very disheartening that a fellow director would go to those lengths to copy 'For Lovers Only' and not credit us," Mark Polish told "The Wrap" in an interview. "If they had said our film was their inspiration, we would have been flattered. But nowhere in any of their materials do they say that we were an influence on them, which is upsetting to us as artists. And it makes this feel like plagiarism."
No word on whether the brothers will pursue a legal action but sources told "The Wrap" they've retained lawyers.