Eddie Murphy sued by namesake for $50 million

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A comedian who shares Eddie Murphy's last name is suing the star for defamation.

Brando Murphy claims the Shrek star is trying to wreck his stand-up career by stating the young comic looks and acts like him onstage.

He alleges members of his famous namesake's entourage have issued death threats and he is suing Eddie for $50 million.

The more-famous Murphy's attorney, Marty Singer, tells TMZ.com, "This is an absolutely ridiculous lawsuit, and we are confident it will be immediately dismissed by the court."


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