World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Famer,Â Booker T. Huffman has initiated legal proceedings against the American video game publisher, Activision. The formerÂs complaint alleges that his ÂG.I BroÂ character was stolen and employed in the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 video game.
The Defendants in the copyright infringement lawsuit are Activision Publishing, Inc., Activision Blizzard, Inc., and Major League Gaming Corp. According to the lawsuit, the PlaintiffÂs said character has been copied by the video game character, David ÂProphetÂ Wilkes. Booker T had previously utilised the ÂG.I BroÂ character in the 1990s, during his wrestling career.
Furthermore, the famous wrestler would later go on to create a comic book which would be based on the pertinent character in 2015. The legal documents that were filed state that the Plaintiff had joined forces with Travis Huffman to create four cartoon versions of ÂG.I BroÂ. These initial prototypes were subsequently used to generate preview models for the comic book titled ÂG.I Bro and the Dragon of DeathÂ.
Apparently, the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 video game had sold $500 million worth of copies (hard and electronic) in just the first three days after its release. Moreover, the total sales to date exceed $1 billion. The Plaintiff has asked for a jury trial, but the amount sought with respect to monetary relief was not revealed when the documents were filed.