Lawsuit Claims The Hangover 2 Plot Actually Happened


Screenwriter Michael Alan Rubin is suing the team behind The Hangover Part II (including Warner Bros.) for copyright infringement, defamation, and fraud, among other things. Rubin says the movie is a rip-off of a script he wrote about his "wild personal experiences in Asia," which apparently took place after he and his then-wife, Tamayo Otsuki, broke up on their honeymoon. (He blames his now ex-wife for showing the treatment to the filmmakers.) The "defamation" aspect of the suit has something to do with the franchise's portrayal of Ed Helms's character, who — in case you forgot — is a big nerd with a tendency to get himself into trouble with prostitutes. Sorry, Michael, but you can't have it both ways. [THR]