BOSTON - A veteran who lost both arms in the war in Iraq is suing filmmaker Michael Moore for $85 million, 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."
Normally I am not a big fan of litigation, but this is one case I would love to see go to the plaintiff.
As a public servant for my state several years ago, I saw my share of frivolous lawsuits filed. I even had to testify in federal court once, because of one of them. I am not sure whether or not this will be deemed frivolous or not, I am not sure that he will have a good chance. But, I hope he gets to rip Moore up in court. I hope tha Moore has to testify under oath and on the record that his film was fiction.
Maybe others that were quoted way out of context and had their words manipulated for Moore's agenda will come forward now and put pressure on Moore to stop this deceitful style of filmaking. Michael Moore is the worst kind of liar, because he uses his form of media to paint a truthful picture, when in fact it is based on lies. I'd love to see him write a check for $85 million to this guy and more to others.