Ex-Dictator Sues ‘Call of Duty’

Manuel Noriega, former dictator of Panama, is suing Activision Blizzard Inc. for its video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II. According to Noriega, the video game makes him out to be “a kidnapper, murderer, and enemy of the state” and that this directly boosted sales. (His name was used without permission.) The U.S. removed Noriega, a former ally, from power in 1989. Afterward, he was convicted on drug charges and spent two decades in a U.S. prison before returning to Panama in 2011. Noriega, now 80, joins Lindsay Lohan on the list of public figures who have sued video game makers for how they are depicted.