Lawsuits seem to attract to The Hangover Part II like moths to the flame. This latest one, filed last week in federal court in Los Angeles (according to Entertainment Weekly), alleges that the filmmakers mimicked a script that aspiring scribe Michael Alan Rubin based on his own marital misadventures in Asia.
Rubin claims The Hangover Part II “is copied from the treatment … and also from the real life incident of the Plaintiff, because the protagonist … travels from the United States to an Asian country to marry his Asian girlfriend.”
It appears the filmmakers came into possession of the script courtesy of Rubin’s ex-wife, who gave them the story.
This marks the third lawsuit The Hangover Part II has faced after previous lawsuit filed by the tattoo artist who designed the ink adorning Mike Tyson was settled. Another involving a stunt man injured during the making of the film is still pending.
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