Booker T files a lawsuit against Activision and Blizzard Entertainment
Booker T has filed a lawsuit against Activision and Blizzard Entertainment for stealing his GI Bro character.
The 5x World Champion is saying that there is a similarity between GI Bro and a character in Call Of Duty Black Ops 4. The Prophet character does bear a striking resemblance to GI Bro and Booker means business.
As described by court documents, you can read the chief complaint below.
“This is an action for copyright infringement. Booker T. created two comic books based on his character ‘G. I. Bro.’ G.I Bro is a special operations action hero. Defendants published a series of multiplayer, first-person shooter games under the general title ‘Call of Duty.’ In 2018, Defendants released Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, a ‘prequel’ to the prior videogame Call of Duty: Black Ops III . In Call of Duty: Black Ops III , one of the ‘specialist’ characters was David ‘Prophet’ Wilkes, who had replaced 90% of his body with ‘cybernetics’ to enhance his fighting ability. For the ‘prequel,’ Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Defendants chose to depict ‘Prophet’ as he was before he remade himself. They could have drawn him any way they wanted. But they chose to steal Booker T.’s ‘G. I. Bro.’”