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Imprisoned former dictator Manuel Noriega sues Activision over ‘Call of Duty’ character

16
Jul
2014

Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega, 80, filed a lawsuit in California yesterday against video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc., alleging that Call of Duty: Black Ops II portrays him as a kidnapper, murderer and enemy of the state. In the game, a character that looks like the real Manuel Noriega and is also named Manuel Noriega assists the CIA but then betrays them. Noriega is seeking damages and lost profits, as he claims the use of his character enhanced the game and boosted sales. Lindsay Lohan is suing Rockstar Games over a character in Grand Theft Auto V, Gwen Stefani sued Activision over a character in Band Hero, and Electronic Arts had to pay $40 million to US college and football players whose likenesses were used in games.

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