Giuliani Fighting Noriega in Court Over Call of Duty: Black Ops II

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EAST HAMPTON, NY - OCTOBER 04:  Rudy Giuliani attends the 20th Hamptons International Film Festival Opening Night Screening of "Love Marilyn" at Guild Hall on October 4, 2012 in East Hampton, New York.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Photo: Jason Kempin/2012 Getty Images

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega does not like his cameo in the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II, in which the convicted kidnapper, murderer, and enemy of the state is portrayed, he claims, as “a kidnapper, murderer, and enemy of the state.” Noriega, who is not himself a gamer but says his grandchildren told him about the appearance, is suing CoD maker Activision for using his likeness. But standing in his way, championing the First Amendment, is none other than Mr. America himself, Rudy Giuliani, who will argue the case for the game-maker. You can’t make this stuff up.

Manuel Noriega had no more than an inconsequential appearance in ‘Call of Duty’ and isn’t entitled to anything for his role as a brutal dictator,” said Giuliani in a statement, according to the Associated Press. “If successful, this case would obliterate the entire genre of historical fiction. I couldn’t be more excited at the prospect of being back in court to defend the makers of Call of Duty against this convicted murderer who wants to make a mockery of the U.S. legal system and attack our right to free speech.” Also, it probably pays pretty well.