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Booker T loses lawsuit over 'Call of Duty' video game likeness


Booker Huffman (Booker T) has lost his lawsuit against video game publisher Activision Blizzard over his likeness being used in a Call of Duty video game.

Sportico reported this morning that a jury determined that the character Prophet in the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 did not bear any likeness to Huffman's pro wrestling character G.I. Bro, which Booker T used early in his career and later in WCW. 

“We are pleased with the outcome,” E. Leon Carter of Carter Arnett, trial counsel for Activision Blizzard, said in a statement. “Bottom line, to call this a frivolous case would be a massive understatement. Activision creates games with the utmost integrity and is extremely proud of everyone involved with the development and creative process for all of our games including Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, including the incredible talent like William Romeo who helped bring our vision to life. Today, the jury validated that process.”

Activision Blizzard argued in court that Huffman had contracted away all rights to the character to WWE and that he had exaggerated similarities between the G.I. Bro character and Prophet. Huffman argued that he only contracted the rights to the G.I. Bro character to WWE when it is used in the context of pro wrestling and that the similarities between G.I. Bro and Prophet were closer than Activision had suggested.