Wednesday, November 12, 2014

American Hustle Goes Libelous

In the movie American Hustle, Jennifer Lawrence's character claims that the source of her belief that microwave ovens take all the nutrition out of food is an article written by Paul Brodeur. The real Brodeur is a science journalist who wrote for The New Yorker. But he never wrote such a scientifically erroneous proposition as was ascribed to him in the movie.  He claims the false attribution damages his reputation and has filed suit for libel in California state court.

The "Science Oven" allegedly libelous scene:

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