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-- Kelly scored his back -- session on the docket today the soldier the silver screen and the Oscar nominee accused of ripping off real life drama.
Master Sargent Jeffrey sarge it's -- ever shown here.
Is now suing.
The folks behind the hurt locker a box office blockbuster depicting life in Iraq for US army bomb squad -- -- Ryder.
With a guy who worked for Playboy magazine who spent thirty days embedded with servers unit documenting was supposed to be document and they -- Then he comes out with a Playboy article then he turns into a screenplay.
He claims the characters are entirely fictitious.
But now sergeants -- insist.
That the film's lead role is clearly based on him.
He wants some credit from the studio.
Along with a hefty payday but does he have a case let's ask our panel.
Defense attorney mark -- -- and former prosecutor.
John -- -- more afternoon panel below that are and they and so this to this soldier you know he's over there are serving our country Iraqi -- as journalists get embedded with him the Department of Defense allows it to happen he gives an -- he talks -- The next thing he knows he's profiled in Playboy and -- -- a -- his screenplay.
And he is ticked off judge that he had good cause.
Listen -- if I'm movie starring a stupid sailor with Bigelow -- who liked to eat a lot of broccoli.
Could pop five a few minutes you that yet this is so close the only and -- kinda went -- me any.
Says that the defendant says.
Yes I was embedded with your unit but but this character -- the star by movie is based on a compilation of many guys -- met over in Iraq.
-- -- it is called a fictional account it's what lots of screenwriters do they borrow authentic elements.
-- in this case over -- hundred soldiers.
In order to make the drama real a lot of soldiers identify with the characters and let me just say this I find it read very troubling thing is also suing.
Because the character apparently is too different from him it places -- in a false light.
Apparently he wasn't someone in love with war and not his son -- allegedly.
Told his son and one of the scenes in the movie and it wasn't some -- -- whole reckless warrior who endangered his lives in the lives of his troops.
So apparently it's.
Too much like him but it's not enough light.
Let's just let you know he doesn't listings of similar -- similarities he says look I'm the one who can't coined the phrase her -- -- coin a phrase war is a drug.
The guy who they hired to -- -- need is the same age same height same died he dyed his hair -- look like me.
Replicate my accent my dialect talked about my same -- -- Stanley and military background same everything same sleeping in the bed at night scene putting.
Under unexploded bombs near my batting like the list is good look at look at us and similarities that he says are between him and I never got a Long Island -- believe it doesn't doesn't and that -- is it not clear that indeed.
This lead character this movie hurt locker is based on -- are.
It's not just based on mean it is him and then the big mistake that the movie company -- -- they they.
Make it into this character but then they give him a bunch of horrible qualities and so now -- horrible while these.
Appear -- also not only does he have a right to privacy -- are right to publicity acted he's got a defamation action it's -- want to.
-- -- That's why can't you can't -- make it's so similar to the actual character that.
Everybody who knows sergeants are knows who they're talking about but then they add in these negative details.
That lead people to -- on both sides of sergeant has aside I didn't know about.
They -- and that's what he's alleging in order to cash and see that's the bigger problem here Megan.
I think this is once again someone looking to cash and yet -- issues that -- Then he went to a lawyer and he learned what he says that his rights.
We'll wait a second I didn't look to cash in.
When Tom Cruise stole my -- -- backup car for cocktail I'd Brad Pitt Brad I don't think started a fight club -- I don't go in -- You know judge he raises the point -- -- did not complain apparently according at least of the defendants he saw the screening the movie screening.
And didn't cook didn't complain.
Well that was -- they thinking first learned that this was based on him an idol -- -- I don't think had a right to complain about the Playboy article with that was more.
Newsworthy but once they turn -- into -- film.
Which incidentally one of the parties involved that -- we did this tooth now it that's a commercial purpose I think hey the man.
I guess I will make two point told the hard line.
Finally Playboy really does have good articles on because my -- for years and second a ball they -- -- it.
Until -- Oscar voting was done because they'd want to harm the film's chances.
Look at if you've been devastating this really -- you -- you one way you'd want this film destroyed anyway pot.
And they've been worried about getting sued if they interfered with that film's Oscar chances that bring a lawsuit -- we'll see you know it makes the -- a little bit more interesting this week intervening event -- -- -- -- this billboard thanks so much.
One hour for our viewers if seems clear to me that this filmmaker blatantly ripped off the soldier's story.
It also seems clear that -- arbor has absolutely no case the lot is extremely.
Unfavorable -- -- -- bringing these claims.
It's sad to these folks will likely make plenty of -- off this film.
And the man whose life inspired it will get that.
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