Jailed Former Dictator Sues ‘Call of Duty’ For Using His Image

Manuel Noriega claims Activation Blizzard harmed his reputation by portraying him in "Call of Duty: Black Ops II."

What do Lindsay Lohan and former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega have in common? They’ve both served time behind bars, and they are both suing video game companies over the use of their likenesses.

Noriega filed a lawsuit accusing Activation Blizzard for using his image in their 2012 video game “Call of Duty: Black Ops II.” The lawsuit claims that the company portrayed him “as a kidnapper, murderer and enemy of the state.” He may have a hard time proving actual damage, considering that he has been convicted of several crimes — such as drug trafficking, money laundering and murder — in three separate countries.

The U.S. invaded Panama in 1989 over Noriega’s ties to Pablo Escobar’s Colombian drug cartel. He was indicted in the U.S. and served 20 years in prison. In 2011 he went back to Panama, where he’s currently serving time for murdering political opponents. And he’s upset that a video game made him look like a jerk?! We’re not legal experts, but Lohan might have a better case.