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A California man is filing a lawsuit claiming that The Hangover II ripped off his life story

10.17.2011

Man, THE HANGOVER II has been a great target for people to decide to take legal action against. Remember the tattoo artist who sued over the Mike Tyson's signature tat? Then there's another suit from a stunt man who apparently suffered a brain injury from filming. That one is still pending.

Now a man out of California named Michael Alan Rubin is claiming that the movie ripped off a script he wrote about his own similar adventures. Here is what Rubin is claiming:

"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."

"In India, Rubin says he met a Bollywood producer who gave him work as a leading actor on several films. At which point, Rubin wanted to turn his experience with Tamayo into a feature film, so he wrote a script entitled Mickey and Kirin and allegedly deposited a copy with the Writers Guild of America. He later heard from a Hollywood friend about Hangover II, the story of some Asian misadventures by Americans on the road to a wedding."

Rubin is suing over "copyright infringement, misappropriation of his publicity rights, and defamation". He also seems to think that the filmmakers "suggested the inference" that he was under the influence of drugs when he dropped his girlfriend and proposed to a transexual prostitute.

My overall thoughts? To quote a character Harland Williams played in a crappy movie, "You're like the drummer from REO Speedwagon. Nobody knows who you are." Plus it's THE HANGOVER II like anyone cares.

Source: THR

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2:02AM on 10/19/2011
if thats the case every human being on the face of the earth should file a class action lawsuit against the first for everytime they woke up with a hangover.
if thats the case every human being on the face of the earth should file a class action lawsuit against the first for everytime they woke up with a hangover.
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2:31PM on 10/18/2011
This is everyones life story. Get over it.
This is everyones life story. Get over it.
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11:09AM on 10/18/2011
Hangover 2 sucked, but this guy sucks harder.
Hangover 2 sucked, but this guy sucks harder.
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5:48AM on 10/18/2011
I don't see many comparisons.
I don't see many comparisons.
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5:27AM on 10/18/2011
You can copyright stupidity?
I look forward to the dramatic increase in millionaires. It should give a much-needed boost to the world's economies.
You can copyright stupidity?
I look forward to the dramatic increase in millionaires. It should give a much-needed boost to the world's economies.
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12:43AM on 10/18/2011

Uh...

The Hangover 2 made over $581 million worldwide. If you're confused as to why some people might care, think on that factoid for a bit.
The Hangover 2 made over $581 million worldwide. If you're confused as to why some people might care, think on that factoid for a bit.
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11:20PM on 10/17/2011
people need to get a life.
people need to get a life.
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10:55PM on 10/17/2011
This guy is probably friends with the women who is suing the movie Drive because it wasn't Fast Five.

All of these people should be on an island.
This guy is probably friends with the women who is suing the movie Drive because it wasn't Fast Five.

All of these people should be on an island.
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12:03AM on 10/18/2011
Why ruin a perfectly good island?
Why ruin a perfectly good island?
10:23PM on 10/17/2011

This is hilarious

Just like Borat, this film is ripe with lawsuits for some reason. Once one person sues, everybody else wants a piece of the pie.
Just like Borat, this film is ripe with lawsuits for some reason. Once one person sues, everybody else wants a piece of the pie.
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9:40PM on 10/17/2011
I'm going to sue Dr. Seuss for his salmon suede sash of super strength. Say that six times speedily.
I'm going to sue Dr. Seuss for his salmon suede sash of super strength. Say that six times speedily.
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9:29PM on 10/17/2011

LAWL

The Hangover Part II didn't rip off his script . . . it ripped off the script of the first movie.
The Hangover Part II didn't rip off his script . . . it ripped off the script of the first movie.
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9:15PM on 10/17/2011
Think I might sue........ Um..... Ahh..... I'll think of something in a minute.......... Michael Bay.....Yeah
Coz he ripped off my life story with that Transformers movie....... And I hear he's loaded.

For fuck sake...... where do these inherent fuck sticks come from? (rolls eyes).
Think I might sue........ Um..... Ahh..... I'll think of something in a minute.......... Michael Bay.....Yeah
Coz he ripped off my life story with that Transformers movie....... And I hear he's loaded.

For fuck sake...... where do these inherent fuck sticks come from? (rolls eyes).
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9:04PM on 10/17/2011
Was his life story called The Hangover Part 1?
Was his life story called The Hangover Part 1?
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8:34PM on 10/17/2011
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8:21PM on 10/17/2011
Is there anything Charlie Sheen won't do for publicity?
Is there anything Charlie Sheen won't do for publicity?
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8:27PM on 10/17/2011
or Ashton
or Ashton
8:15PM on 10/17/2011

my turn

well then...i should sue Garden State because I just related so well to it.
well then...i should sue Garden State because I just related so well to it.
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