Have you ever wanted to sue a movie producer? If so, consider going after the folks behind 'The Hangover II' -- though you might need to take a number. According to The Hollywood Reporter, California resident Michael Alan Rubin is suing the filmmakers because he claims they ripped off his life story, which makes this the third 'Hangover'-related lawsuit in the past four months.
As THR states,

"According Rubin's federal lawsuit, filed last week in Calfornia, he married a Japanese woman named Tamayo in 2007 in Japan. Together, the couple honeymooned in Thailand and India where differences started arising over Rubin's financial condition. During the honeymoon trip, Tamayo refused to share a hotel room with the luckless plaintiff ... Rubin is suing for copyright infringement, misappropriation of his publicity rights, and defamation"

Well, OK. That does sound similar to the plot of 'Hangover II,' but it doesn't necessarily mean director Todd Phillips and his co-writers the film ripped off Rubin. (They just ripped off the first 'Hangover'; zing!) Since June, 'The Hangover II' has become Hollywood's legal punching bag. The first lawsuit popped up before release when a man sued for copyright infringement due to the face tattoo Ed Helms sports in the film. Three months later, a stunt man sued for damages after he suffered brain injuries while shooting a scene. The face tattoo case was eventually settled out of court; the second lawsuit is still pending. 'The Hangover Part II' was also involved in a Utah case where a screening of the film violated the state's liquor laws.

[via THR]


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