Former Dictator Suing Activision Blizzard Inc.


Ring a bell anyone? Sounds like the Lindsay Lohan story where she was suing Rockstar games for her supposed appearance in Grand Theft Auto V.

This time, former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega is suing Activision Blizzard Inc. for using a character that depicts himself and uses his name in Call of Duty: Black Ops II without his permission, per the Los Angeles Times.

Here’s more details from The Times.

In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Noriega alleges that “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” portrays him as “a kidnapper, murderer and enemy of the state.” This was done “to heighten realism in its game,” which “translates directly into heightened sales” for Activision, the lawsuit states.

Noriega, 80, is seeking lost profits as well as damages. His attorneys did not respond to requests for comment.