Tyson Tattoo Guru Sues Warner Bros. Over 'Hangover 2'

Law360, New York (April 29, 2011, 6:14 PM EDT) -- The artist who inked boxing champion Mike Tyson's face with its well-known tattoo sued Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. in Missouri on Thursday, claiming it put the image on an actor's face without permission for its sequel to "The Hangover.”

Warner Bros. failed to ask for permission from plaintiff S. Victor Whitmill or credit his creation before it placed the image on the face of another actor in its upcoming motion picture “The Hangover 2," according to the suit, which seeks damages under the Copyright Act of...
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Case Information

Case Title

Whitmill v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Case Number



Missouri Eastern

Nature of Suit



Catherine D. Perry

Date Filed

April 28, 2011


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