Well-known WWE wrestler Booker T. Huffman has lost a court case against Call of Duty. The case involved claims of copyright infringement.
Reportedly, Huffman had claimed back in 2019 that the Call of Duty – Black Ops 4 character named Prophet was modeled after his own portrayal of a character called G.I.Bro. G.I.Bro is a character he portrayed at the start of his career.
The case ended with the jury unanimously agreeing with Activision that Huffman did not provide adequate evidence to support his claim.
Activision also said that the wrestler did “not own the image of an angry man with a scowling look”. This was said in response to Huffman’s claim that G.I.Bro’s facial expression and attitude were unique to the character.
Huffman on the other hand claims that Activision copied G.I.Bro’s hair, body type, clothing, and facial expressions.
Activision responded by saying that Prophet can’t have been modeled after Huffman because from the neck down, the character was modeled after former wrestler-turned-actor, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Call of Duty – Black Ops 4 was released 12 October, 2018 and has an 83% Metacritic rating.