Science journalist sues American Hustle over defamatory dialogue

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Nov 01, 2014 17:16 IST

Oscar nominated film American Hustle, has been sued by science journalist Paul Brodeur for a dialogue that he claims is defamatory.

The journalist 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 Lawrence's character telling Bale's character that microwave takes nutrition from food. "Bullshit," Bale's character says in response to her statement. Lawrence hits back, "It's not bullshit. I read it in an article. Look, by Paul Brodeur."

Brodeur is now suing Columbia Pictures, Atlas Entertainment and Annapurna Pictures for libel, defamation, slander and false light. He is seeking $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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