Man Sues Hangover II Filmmakers Over Life Story – Say what? It’s true, a man alleges that the filmmakers stole his “life story” script and has filed a federal lawsuit in California. Michael Alan Rubin says he wrote the film that described his honeymoon in Thailand and India.
Apparently, Rubin had married a Japenese girl named Tamayo in 2007 and on their honeymoon in Thailand things began to go awry when she began questioning his finances and would not sleep in the same room with him.
He claims the film infers he was under the influence of illicit substances when he ditched his partner and proposed to a male-to-female transsexual prostitute.
In the movie, a character named Stu, who is set to get married to an Asian woman, gets high and later finds out he had sex with a transsexual.
Rubin then made his way to India wear in Bollywood, where he got some lead acting roles in movies. This opened the door to write a script about his misadventures with his honeymoon.
Michael claims he deposited the script for his film, Mickey and Kirin, with the Writers Guild of America. He later heard about the movie from friends in America, and felt it drew too many comparisons with his own tale.
“The production of Hangover 2 is not a complete ‘literary’ or ‘artistic’ works of the Hangover Defendants as credited in Hangover 2,” says the complaint. “In fact, the production of Hangover 2 was a result of infringement of the Plaintiff’s treatment ‘Mickey and Kirin’ and exploitation of the private real life of Plaintiff in an insulting manner.”
Rubin is suing for copyright infringement, misappropriation of his publicity rights, and defamation. On the latter claim, he believes the filmmakers suggested the inference that he was under the influence of drugs when he ditched his girlfriend and proposed to a male-to-female transsexual prostitute.