Judge in murder case sues 'Gosnell' filmmakers over depiction

Days before filmmakers were set to announce distribution plans for their movie about an abortion doctor, Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted of murder, the judge who presided over his case four years ago has sued to block its release unless changes are made.

Judge Jeffrey Minehart wants at least $50,000 from filmmakers Phelim McAleer and his wife, Ann McElhinney, whom he says have portrayed him in their book — and presumably in their film — as part of “Philadelphia’s liberal corrupt government,” soft on crime and laboring under conflicts of interest…

“This case is about two authors, a publishing company, and a media conglomerate — the Defendants — shamelessly exploiting for profit the morally divisive issue of abortion and the notoriety of the horrific Kermit Gosnell trial, which involved a Philadelphia abortion doctor who was found guilty of grisly mass murders of fully developed in-vitro infants, some of whom were born alive,” says the lawsuit, filed on behalf of Minehart by Bochetto & Lentz, P.C.