A federal judge has refused to halt the release of the Chris Rock film "Good Hair."
Rock and the film's producers were sued in Los Angeles by documentary filmmaker Regina Kimbell, who claimed the comedian stole several ideas for his film from her documentary "My Nappy Roots."
Kimbell had been seeking an order blocking the film's release. But U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer watched both films and said she didn't see substantial similarities.
"Good Hair" has been in limited release and will open nationwide Friday.