Paul Brodeur, a writer at The New Yorker for 40 years, has had his life ruined by American Hustle. He’s been laughed out of his job; his family won’t speak to him; not a single person in this godforsaken world will take him seriously.
At least, that’s what I assume happened. How else can you justify the fact that Brodeur is suing the production and distribution companies behind the movie? Brodeur says that the movie misquoted and twisted the content of an actual article he wrote about microwaves.
Brodeur argues he never claimed the science ovens take nutrition out of the food, and he is apparently worried that everyone will take Jennifer Lawrence’s ficitional character’s word over his. He’s suing for “libel, defamation, slander and false light,” saying he suffered damages totaling:
This may seem like an overreaction, but Brodeur claims, “the scene from the movie American Hustle where the defamatory statement was made is highly offensive to a reasonable person.” Which I guess implies he was able to ask one for their opinion.
Via AV Club.