My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Michael Moore gets sued....

Couldn't happen to an uglier guy.
A veteran who lost both arms in the war in Iraq is suing filmmaker Michael Moore for $85 million US, alleging that Moore used snippets of a television interview without his permission to falsely portray him as anti-war in "Fahrenheit 9/11."

Sgt. Peter Damon, a National Guardsman from Middleborough, is asking for damages because of "loss of reputation, emotional distress, embarrassment, and personal humiliation," according to the lawsuit filed in Suffolk Superior Court last week.

Damon, 33, claims that Moore never asked for his consent to use a clip from an interview Damon did with NBC's "Nightly News."

He lost his arms when a tire on a Black Hawk helicopter exploded while he and another reservist were servicing the aircraft on the ground. Another reservist was killed in the explosion.

In his interview with NBC, Damon was asked about a new painkiller the military was using on wounded veterans. He claims in his lawsuit that the way Moore used the film clip in "Fahrenheit 9/11" -- Moore's scathing 2004 documentary criticizing the Bush administration and the war in Iraq -- makes him appear to "voice a complaint about the war effort" when he was actually complaining about "the excruciating type of pain" that comes with the injury he suffered.


Blogger William E. Demers said...

I hope Michael Moore loses those millions. F9/11 was the biggest load of crap ever.

12:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alas, Moore will likely prevail. Check out (scroll down a day or two).

1:39 AM  
Blogger Joan Tintor said...

Does anyone know why this guy didn't sue right away? I heard something to the effect that he had been trying to settle the matter for a while.

The author of Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, objected to Moore's ripping off of his title when the move came out, but Moore just farted.

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah... the title is from Fahrenheit 451 (contextually for the sentiment) but the quotes were from George Orwell "1984". Anyway///about the lawsuit. He still said it.

11:26 AM  

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