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Family of Angolan rebel leader sues Activision over portrayal of Jonas Savimbi in Black Ops 2 



The Guardian is reporting that the family of Angolan rebel leader – Jonas Savimbi – is suing Activision Publishing for how they potrayed Jonas Savimbi in Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Jonas Savimbi was a chef rebel leader of the Angolan army in Black Ops 2 and the law suit claims Treyarch portrayed him as a ‘barbarian.’ Savimbi’s three children – who are now living in France – have filed the lawsuit against Activision, seeking €1 million in damages.

The family’s lawyer stated that Activision represented him as “big halfwit who wants to kill everybody.” Activision Blizzard’s lawyer claims that he is represented as a “good guy…for who he was … a character of Angolan history, a guerrilla chief who fought the MPLA”.

More details have emerged now from French media site BFM TV, which states that the case will be heard on February 3. According to BFM TV, the family is also asking that the game with this portrayal be removed from sale.

This is not the first time Activision Blizzard is facing a lawsuit for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. In 2014, Manuel Noriega filed a lawsuit against Activision for how the title portrayed him in Black Ops 2. However, Activision Blizzard won that lawsuit in 2014.