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Warner Bros. Sues Over ‘Conjuring’ Inspiration’s IP Rights

Jan. 22, 2020, 3:26 PM

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. sued a woman in New Mexico federal court Tuesday for allegedly misusing the intellectual property rights of the late paranormal investigators who inspired the “Conjuring” film series.

Ed Warren was a “self-taught and self-professed demonologist, author, and lecturer.” He investigated paranormal activity with his wife Lorraine Warren, who “professed to be clairvoyant and a light trance medium.”

New Line produced the “Conjuring” films based on the Warrens’ experiences, and Warner Bros. says it received a license from New Line Productions to their life story rights, case files, and names and likenesses.

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