Manuel Noriega, dictator of Panama from 1983 until 1989, is suing Activision for use of his name, image, and story without his permission in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The former military leader is suing Activision, stating that the game portrays him as “a kidnapper, murderer and enemy of the state” in order to heighten realism and increase sales. Noriega is seeking both lost profits (as he feels he’s entitled to a percentage, given that his image contributed to sales), as well as personal damages for his portrayal. Activision has not yet issued a statement regarding the situation.
Source: LA Times
The former dictator of Panama is suing Activision over Black Ops II