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

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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