Tom Cruise may be sued for copying Hitler”’’s globe in ValkyrieJanuary 3rd, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 3 (ANI): American actor Tom Cruise could end up being sued by a San Francisco advertising executive for using a replica of Adolf Hitler”’’s globe in his movie Valkyrie.
Robert Pritikin owns several of Hitlers artefacts, including the notorious globe, which the Fuehrer used to plan U-boat attacks from his compound in the Bavarian Alps.
Pritikin, who had bought Hitlers globe in 2007 for 100,000 dollars, decided to take legal action after he saw a copied version of the globe in Cruises movie.
Pritikin believes the globe should be used as a teaching tool so the lessons of Hitler”’’s nightmare can keep history from repeating itself, the New York Post quoted investigator Paul Barresi, who was retained to look into the copying of the globe, as saying.
Dan Hanks who was retained along with Barresi said that he hoped the matter was settled out of court.
Tom Cruise”’’s use of the globe”’’s likeness without our client”’’s permission was likely just an oversight. We””re confident this will all be quickly resolved out of court, Hanks said.
Pritikin, who recently put the Hitler items up for sale through businessman Peter Marino, hopes that Cruise may buy them.
I think it would be a wonderful gesture of good will on Tom Cruise”’’s part to purchase the globe along with all of the other Hitler artefacts owned by Mr. Pritikin and donate them to the Wiesenthal Centre, Barresi stated.
Hanks added: It would be a hell of a way for Tom Cruise to save the day for United Artists and be a real-life hero.
Representatives for Cruise and United Artists were unavailable for comments on the issue. (ANI)
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