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March 2, 1992 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Humorist Art Buchwald's legal war with Paramount Pictures over the Eddie Murphy film "Coming to America" may have garnered the headlines, but another lawsuit over the movie is attracting its share of intrigue and controversy. On the morning of Feb. 13, police kicked in the door to Room 308 at the Beverly Hills St. Moritz Hotel Apartments and immigration agents apprehended Prince Johnny Osseni-Bello on a visa violation charge. He was deported Feb. 22 to the West African nation of Burkina Faso.
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March 2, 1992 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Humorist Art Buchwald's legal war with Paramount Pictures over the Eddie Murphy film "Coming to America" may have garnered the headlines, but another lawsuit over the movie is attracting its share of intrigue and controversy. On the morning of Feb. 13, police kicked in the door to Room 308 at the Beverly Hills St. Moritz Hotel Apartments and immigration agents apprehended Prince Johnny Osseni-Bello on a visa violation charge. He was deported Feb. 22 to the West African nation of Burkina Faso.
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October 18, 1990 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Coming to Court: Eddie Murphy faces yet another plagiarism lawsuit in connection with Paramount Pictures' "Coming to America." Prince Johnny Osseni-Bello, a self-proclaimed Nigerian prince and actor-producer, is seeking $100 million in damages, charging that his 1983 screenplay "Toto, the African Prince" (co-written with Shelby M. Gregory) was actually the inspiration for the Murphy movie.
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