The Hangover Part II tattoo lawsuit settled out of court


Looks like everyone’s going to get what they wanted. If you’ll remember, there was a lawsuit filed by the tattoo artist who originally did Mike Tyson’s face tattoo over the use of a similar-looking false tattoo on Ed Helms in the movie The Hangover Part II. The lawsuit was set to go to court because the tattoo artist, S. Victor Whitmill, had apparently copyrighted the tattoo. Warner Brothers had even told press that it was going to digitally remove the tattoo from every scene in the movie if the movie released on DVD before the case was finished.

Well, now they don’t have to. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros offered Whitmill a settlement, and he took it. Whitmill’s attorney Geoff Gerber said, “Warner Bros. and Mr. Whitmill have amicably resolved their dispute. No other information will be provided.” So we don’t know how much he got. But, considering how much Hangover Part II made in theaters, we know it was a lot.

[Via The Hollywood Reporter]