Dan on American Hustle Lawsuit

November 7, 2014
Filed under: Blog,Public Appearances — Editorial Staff @ 10:48 pm

CaptureDan was on Good Morning America to start off the week on Monday, November 3rd. He discussed the pending lawsuit filed against the producers of the Oscar-nominated film American Hustle, for a line said by actress Jennifer Lawrence, during the microwave oven scene. Paul Brodeur, a scientist and writer,  is claiming that because his name was mentioned in this scene and attributed to a scientifically unsupportable statement, his reputation is now tarnished. Because of this, he filed a $1 million libel, slander and defamation lawsuit. Brodeur is also moving to have his name removed from all copies of the film. Says Dan, “It’s a long shot case. To some degree, you want to say, lighten up. Right? You look at this scene and say come on, really, this is that big a deal? But this is not a frivolous lawsuit. We have seen a lot of frivolous cases filed, including against various movies.  The reasons this one is a little bit of a better case is because they name him by name, his real name, they talk about something he actually does cover, which is he had written a lot about microwaves, except, he never said anything like this.” Watch the full clip here.