Twentieth Century Fox has always been overly protective of their intellectual property rights -- occasionally to the point of absurdity (Fox Legal must get paid by the Cease and Desist letter, it seems), but the latest move by the movie giant makes them seem meaner than Ebenezer Scrooge. THR reported that the studio has filed a $15 million dollar law suit against Patricia McIlvaine, a "struggling screenwriter who sells flowers over the phone by day and writes scripts by night." McIlvaine posted roughly 100 scripts on her personal website without authorization, but the big bad that Fox is peeved about is the script for the 'X-Men' sequel 'Deadpool' starring Ryan Reynolds -- scheduled for a 2012 release.

The gory details were posted on the following website by someone who appears to be one of Patricia's friends:

"Two strangers knocked on her door and informed her, in front of her children, 20th Century Fox was suing her for 15 million dollars. Two hours later, after grilling her with questions for two solid hours, they left her stunned and crying in her living room staring at a business card that stated they were "private investigators."

This was the first contact PJ had from 20th Century Fox regarding a Media Fire online script library she created - and was the day 20th Century Fox filed a law suit against PJ in federal court for fifteen million dollars."