A U.S. war veteran has filed a $85 million lawsuit against Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore for falsely portraying him in the documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11."
Sergeant Peter Damon, a National Guardsman from Massachusetts who lost both his arms in the Iraq war, claims the film caused him "a loss of reputation, emotional distress, embarrassment and personal humiliation" after it featured a clip of an interview he did with NBC's "Nightly News."
Damon claims the way Moore edited the clip made him look to be anti-war by depicting him as "voicing a complaint about the war effort," when he was actually complaining about "the excruciating type of pain" from his injuries.
Damon is seeking damages in the lawsuit filed in Suffolk Superior Court, Massachusetts, claiming Moore never asked for his consent to use the clip, adding, "(Damon) agrees with and supports the President (George W. Bush) and the United States' war effort, and he was not left behind."
Damon's lawyer, Dennis Lynch, says, "It's upsetting to him because he's lived his life supportive of his government, he's been a patriot, he's been a soldier, and he's now being portrayed in a movie that is the antithesis of all of that."
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