A Moron In A Hurry

July 7, 2006

Jordan Lookalike Sues Jordan

Filed under: right of publicity — nick @ 12:36 pm

What do you do if you look like someone famous and people bring it up all the time? One man who looks like MJ thinks:

… suing Jordan for defamation and permanent injury and emotional pain and suffering. He’s suing Knight for defamation and permanent injury for promoting Jordan and making him one of the most recognized men in the world

is the best solution. Allen Heckard, the MJ lookalike, is suing MJ and Knight for $416 million each because, as he says:

Well, you figure with my age and you multiply that times seven and ah, then I turn around and ah I figure that’s what it all boils down to.

Right. Dear Michael, I am suing you because you look like me and had the nerve to become the greatest basketball player of all time, making my life miserable. People hassle me every time I lace up my Nikes to play ball and it’s all your fault.

It’s like trying to sue a celebrity who shares the same name, as if your name was Michael Bolton, but only more subjective. Suing, however, is not the only way to cash in on being a celebrity lookalike.

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1 Comment »

  1. […] A Moron In A Hurry writes about a moron who, in contrast, has too much time on his hands — or a lawyer who owes him a very lame “favor.” […]

    Pingback by LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION » Blog Archive » Don’t be like Mike — July 8, 2006 @ 11:02 pm


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