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Former Panama Dictator Sues Call Of Duty Creator Activision
Manuel Noriega, former dictator of Panama, is suing Activision Blizzard over the use of his name and likeness in Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2.
Reported by The Los Angeles Times, eighty year old Manuel Noriega has officially filed a suit against Activision Blizzard. The lawsuit was filed in the Los Angeles County Court on Tuesday, and states that “Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 portrays Noriega as a kidnapper and enemy of state”. Noriega is looking for lost profits and damages in the suit.
In Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Noriega is portrayed as a traitor to the CIA and causes the death of one of the main characters.
Noriega was the Military Dictator in Panama until 1989, when the USA’s invasion ended his regime. He spent nearly two decades in a US prison on drug trafficking charges before release in 2007, and is now currently serving a 20 year sentence in Panama which began in 2011.