Professional wrestler Booker T. Huffman sues game publisher Activision for allegedly having compromised his comic character "G.I. Bro "in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 . Huffman today filed a copyright complaint based on similarities between G.I. Bro and the Black Ops character David "Prophet" Wilkes. "They could have pulled him at will. But they opted for Booker Ts "G. I. Bro ", it says in the lawsuit.
Huffman's suit seems to be based essentially on visual similarities between G.I. Bro and Prophet. (This is GI Bro, as depicted in Huffman's comic GI Bro and the Dragon of Death ), unlike his 1
In the lawsuit, Huffman's character, based on his old alter ego, is referred to as a "retired special soldier" who fights an old enemy whom he believed would have killed him years ago with the support of his old military friend , Prophet, a multiplayer "specialist" in Black Ops 4, is a cybernetic enhanced soldier who eventually replaces most of his body parts with mechanical enhancements. While the two men are almost silent, at least some editors have commented that the Prophet looked like Booker T.
Huffman is not the first celebrity to complain about his alleged similarity in a video game. Lindsay Lohan sued Rockstar Games for a character of Grand Theft Auto that she claimed was based on her, but a court downed the complaint. Actor Alfonso Ribiero, among other Internet celebrities and musicians, has sued Epic Games for Fortnite – in Ribiero's case because he had based a Fortnite on a dance he did for Carlton Banks had invented. his character on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Ribiero has argued that "the Carlton" is an unmistakable Mannerism that goes hand in hand with its similarity – though this is a dubious claim.
Activision did not immediately respond to a request for comment.