Manuel Noriega - Fallen Panama Dictator Sues Activision Bosses Over Call Of Duty

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Manuel Noriega, Panama's fallen dictator, is suing the brains behind Call of Duty over his depiction in the hit video game.

The incarcerated ex-leader filed suit against Activision Blizzard Inc. bosses on Tuesday (15Jul14) for using his name without permission in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

The lawsuit, obtained by the Los Angeles Times, reads: "Defendants' use of plaintiff's image and likeness caused damage to plaintiff. Plaintiff was portrayed as an antagonist and portrayed as the culprit of numerous fictional heinous crimes, creating the false impression that defendants are authorized to use plaintiff's image and likeness."

Noriega was convicted of drug dealing, racketeering and money laundering in 1992. He has spent the past two decades behind bars in the U.S., France and Panama.

Upon its release in 2013, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 became the biggest entertainment launch of all time. Its records were broken last year (13) by Grand Theft Auto V.

Ironically, Lindsay Lohan recently launched a suit against the makers of Grand Theft Auto V over the alleged use of her image for a character in the game.


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