Activision Sued By Resistance Leader Jonas Savimbi's Children

Briefly: The children of Angolan resistance leader Jonas Savimbi are suing Activision over their father's portrayal in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. They're unhappy with the game making him out to be a "barbarian", they say in the suit.


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    Is this just a problem in games? I can't remember people suing for poor movie portrayals. Though I'd love to hear of examples if I'm mistaken.

      The real life guy who was the inspiration for the "Soup Nazi" in Seinfeld sued the producers of that show over his portrayal in the show. I think it was mainly to do with the use of the word "Nazi".

      Well just recently Jerry Heller threatened legal action against his portrayal in Straight outta compton
      Médecins Sans Frontières sued Bollywood film (but that was more a safety issue apparently)
      The crew from the ship that Captain Phillips is based on sued for their portrayal and the fact that Phillips was made out to be a hero and savior when they feel he deliberately put them in harms way to save a buck

      Not suing as such, but people often try to get court injuctions to prevent television biopics being aired or unauthorised biographies being printed.

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