In other news, the world we live in is absolutely ridiculous and certainly insane.
|Welcome to 2014.|
The video game version of Noriega appears in a mission called "Suffer With Me" both as an in-game character, and in news clippings. Courthouse News Service reports that Noriega, who of course is currently serving a prison sentence for the heinous crimes he committed in his reign as dictator, is suing Activision, one of the biggest game companies in the world, for "blatant misuse, unlawful exploitation, and misappropriation for economic gain."
The filing claims that Noriega, the plaintiff in the suit, is portrayed "as a kidnapper, murderer and enemy of the state. An objective of one portion of 'Black Ops II' is solely to capture plaintiff."
In the game, the characters refer to the man as a "piece of shit," "asshole," and "old pineapple face himself, Manuel Noriega."
|Harsh...but to be fair...so was he.|
"Defendants deliberately and systematically misappropriated plaintiff's likeness to increase revenues and royalties, at the expense of plaintiff and without the consent of plaintiff," the suit continues.
Come on Noriega, did nobody tell you that it is 2014 now? Nobody plays Black Ops anymore, they all want Kevin Spacey now.
To be fair though, they probably don't keep you up on video games releases in Panamanian prison.