Manuel Noriega Suing Makers of Black Ops II
Manuel Noriega, the infamous Panamanian dictator who was taken out of power and arrested on multiple charges from drug trafficking to racketeering, is filing a lawsuit against the makers of the highly popular shoot em up video game Black Ops II. The former tyrannical dictator, who is currently serving time in a Panamian prison for human rights violations, is charging the gaming giant with unjust enrichment, unfair business practices and violation of common-law publicity rights. Strangely enough, he is not suing for libel.
According to the lawsuit: “(The) plaintiff was portrayed as an antagonist and portrayed as the culprit of numerous fictional heinous crimes.”
As president of Panama, Noriega had developed a relationship with the CIA, which led to accusations of the CIA turning a blind eye to the despots dealings with infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and his Medellin cartel.
The video game has generated more than $1Billion in its first two weeks of sales in November 2012.