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Soldier Files Lawsuit Against Michael Moore For Unauthorized And False Portrayal In “Documentary”

Friday, June 2, 2006

We’ve come to expect many things from Michael Moore, the deliriously anti-gun millionaire posing as populist who brought us such absurd and irresponsible works as “Bowling for Columbine,” “Stupid White Men,” “Dude, Where’s My Country?” and “Fahrenheit 9/11.”   We’ve come to expect patronizing arrogance, blatant anti-Americanism, and flagrant lies. 

Well, now he’s being called to account by Peter Damon, a double-amputee Iraq war veteran, who’s suing the rotund “documentary” filmmaker for $85 million, alleging that Moore manipulated an old NBC “Nightly News” interview to make Damon appear anti-war, and anti-President Bush in “Fahrenheit 9/11.” 

“I just want everybody to know what kind of a guy Michael Moore is, and what kind of film this is,” said Damon, who strongly supports the President and the war in Iraq, and never agreed to be in the movie.

Damon’s lawsuit states, “The work creates a substantially fictionalized and falsified implication as a wounded serviceman who was left behind when Plaintiff was not left behind but supported, financially and emotionally, by the active assistance of the President, the United States and his family, friends, acquaintances and community.”

“It’s upsetting to him because he’s lived his life supportive of his government, he’s been a patriot, he’s been a soldier, and he’s now being portrayed in a movie that is the antithesis of all of that,” Damon’s lawyer, Dennis Lynch, said.

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