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American Hustle Sued For Defamation

  | November 01, 2014 13:50 IST (Los Angeles)
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Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence in a still from the film American Hustle

American Hustle has been sued for defamation by a science journalist over a dialogue in the movie

Crime comedy-drama American Hustle has been sued for defamation by a science journalist over a dialogue in the movie.

The journalist named Paul Brodeur filed the complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, saying that a 'scientifically unsupportable statement' about microwaves in a dialogue in the movie, which is attributed to his name, damaged his reputation, said The Hollywood Reporter.

American Hustle, starring Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Amy Adams, received 10 nominations at the Oscars this year.

One of the scenes shows Jennifer's character telling Christian Bales' character that microwave takes nutrition from food.

"Bullshit," Christian's character says in response to her statement. Jennifer hits back, "It's not bullshit. I read it in an article. Look, by Paul Brodeur."

Mr Brodeur is now suing Columbia Pictures, Atlas Entertainment and Annapurna Pictures for libel, defamation, slander and false light. He is seeking US$ 1 million in damage.

"The scene from the movie American Hustle where the defamatory statement was made is highly offensive to a reasonable person," read the document.


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