Local man claims ‘The Jerk’ to be an illegal documentation of his life

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Audrey Paulson claims the storyline for the 1979 film ‘The Jerk’ was stolen from his actual life. A lawsuit is expected to be filed within weeks. Legal action would have been taken earlier, but Audrey first saw the film weeks ago through a bedroom window. He was apparently hiding in some bushes for warmth outside a home in Claxton, Tennessee. “The story doesn’t parallel my life exactly,” states Audrey “but I have been homeless for years, have a thermos, and wouldn’t mind living with Bernadette Peters. I’m not hoping for personal gain here, if I win the lawsuit I’ll send all the money back to my sharecropping family in Mississippi.”