A lawsuit filed in United States District Court accuses Activision of copyright
infringement in the use of one of the characters in Call of Duty: Modern
. This is on behalf of artist Clayton Haugen, who says the Mara
character is based on his concept art for a character named Cade Janus (no
relation to Hugh). The legal team in this case is the same one that has similar
alleging the Prophet
character in the game is based on a character named GI Bro created by wrestler
Booker T. Huffman. Here's more on the case:
The lawsuit, filed in United
States District Court in Marshall, Texas, alleges that “Call of Duty” developers
used those images as well as the same model and makeup artist employed by Mr.
Haugen as the basis for the “Mara” character. The lawsuit further alleges that
those professionals were forced to sign non-disclosure agreements in an attempt
to cover up the infringement.