The former dictator of Panama is suing Activision over Black Ops 2

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

By on July 17, 2014 at 8:54 am

Yes, the world of bizarre game-related lawsuits took a strange new turn this morning with the news that Manuel Noriega, the former military dictator of Panama, is suing Activision over his appearance in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Noriega is claiming that he was “portrayed as an antagonist and portrayed as the culprit of numerous fictional heinous crimes”, which created “the false impression that defendants are authorized to use (his) image and likeness”. He is seeking damages for “unjust enrichment, unfair business practices, and violation of common-law publicity rights”.

Activision have not commented on the matter, but there is probably an equal amount of head-scratching and amused, slightly nervous laughter at the offices.

Today’s news follows the reveal earlier this month that Lindsay Lohan was suing Rockstar Games over her likeness in Grand Theft Auto V.

3 comments (Leave your own)

Lol they could of just used one of his actual crimes instead of make up crap about him and make up crimes that are worse than what he actually did.

Though I suppose it wouldn’t of made a good story.


I’d not be unhappy to see both sides lose.

Activision has to pay up but they by law can’t give him money so they give it to the people of panama in some way, perhaps through a charity working in the area.

or something like that.


Well I’m sure that if Mr Noriega signed a confession as to all his various crimes and stood infront of an international tribunal to declare them, it would help his case massively. It could possibly extend his jail sentences already, but hey with all that money he would never want for cigarettes in prison again!

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