Lucha Underground Lawsuit Update
As noted before, Lucha Underground is currently involved in two lawsuits regarding allegations of illegal contract terms under California labor laws.
LuchaCentral.com reported that a third lawsuit against the company was recently filed by Texano Jr. This new lawsuit alleges that the company has failed to pay Texano for his services since 2016 and he is currently seeking both punitive and monetary damages against El Rey Network and Baba-G Productions.
It was also reported that Texano is also likely to join the on-going class action lawsuit against the company.
Booker T Files Lawsuit Against Activision
Booker T reportedly has recently filed a lawsuit against video game publisher Activision clamming copyright infringement involving his G.I. Bro character, according to PWInsider.
PWInsider reported that Booker T filed the lawsuit on February 12th and alleges that Activision used his character’s likeness without permission for a video game character named Prophet in Call of Duty: Black Ops IV. Specifically, Booker T alleges it was the comic book version of his GI Bro character that was infringed on by the video game publisher.
Portion of the official lawsuit:
“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.”
Booker T is currently seeking an unspecified amount of monetary damages to be determined by the court against Activision.