Tattoo case against Hangover 2 rejected
Los Angeles - A federal judge has given the green light for the release of comedy sequel The Hangover Part II this week after rejecting an injunction request by the tattoo artist of Mike Tyson.
The tattoo artist had claimed that the film violated his copyright by copying the distinctive tattoo he created for former boxing champ Tyson onto the face of Hangover star Ed Helms. Tyson makes a cameo appearance in the original Hangover movie and its sequel.
Too great a burden
But while the judge said the claim had its merits, he rejected a request to slap an injunction on the film because it would cause too great a burden on Warner Bros and theatre owners, according to the Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday.
"(The) plaintiff's failed attempt to enjoin the film in order to try and extract a massive settlement payment from Warner Bros was highly inappropriate and unwarranted," Warner Bros said in a statement.
Without the threat of a possible injunction the case is now likely to be settled, according to the report.