Man claims The Hangover II ‘ripped off’ his life and sues filmmakers

A Californian man is suing Warner Bros for allegedly stealing his life story and turning it into the plot of The Hangover Part II. Now, if you’re watching The Hangover Part II and you find yourself thinking, ‘Gee, a bunch of awfully similar things happened to me”, then you have far more serious problems than a mere copyright infringement law suit.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Alan Rubin claims the movie is based on a script he had previously written about the mishaps he endured whilst honeymooning with his wife in Thailand and India. It’s not the first suit lobbed at The Hangover Part II back in May, Mike Tyson’s tattoo artist tried to block the film’s release due to the use of his works in promotional materials.

Rubin’s not just upset at screenwriters Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong and Craig Mazin for “stealing” his tragicomic tale; he’s also suing them for defamation.

He believes the suggestion that his ‘character’ – we know him as Stu (Ed Helms) – took drugs, ditched his partner and proposed to a transsexual prostitute damages his reputation.

Discuss: But, isn’t The Hangover Part II just a rip off of The Hangover Part I?

2 Responses to “Man claims The Hangover II ‘ripped off’ his life and sues filmmakers”

  1. Hmm, this seems to be happening a lot lately.
    There was a woman on Gawker …
    If it goes to court we may have to rewrite copyright laws.
    Most books have a disclaimer, I assume films do also.

    Some people are just total l****s and w***ers (15 minutes of fame).

  2. If he didn’t take “drugs, ditched his partner and proposed to a transsexual prostitute damages his reputation” then how is the movie similar to his life?

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