Shawn, Keenen and Marlon Wayans

The Wayans Brothers are at it again, but not with any of their hilarious antics. The three brothers (Keenen, Shawn and Marlon) are being sued by their former assistant who alleges they stole his book idea and only fours years later published as their own work.

According to the lawsuit, which was filed last Thursday (Dec 17) in Manhattan federal court, Los Angeles native Jared Edwards says he showed the brothers his book “You know you’re a Golddigger…” in 2005, but they rejected it. Ironically, in May of the same year, the brothers landed a deal with St. Martin’s Press to publish their own version of Edwards’ work entitled: “101 Ways to Know You’re a Golddigger.”

Edwards, who worked as an assistant for the three Wayans brothers for a decade (beginning in 1995), is seeking unspecified damages from his former employers and St. Martin’s Press.