This from CMU:
Sum 41 are facing a lawsuit from a New Yorker because they threw a hot dog at him! Apparently the band made a film of themselves fooling around for inclusion on the DVD that accompanied their 2002 Does This Look Infected? album.
That film included footage of the band heckling one Michael Sudore at a minor league baseball game – during the heckling they threw the aforementioned hotdog. The footage was included on the DVD without Sudore’s permission and, since discovering its inclusion, he has apparently been experiencing “psychological trauma”. In a somewhat ambitious lawsuit he is hoping to secure $6million in damages.
Sudore’s lawyer H. Todd Bullard told reporters: “He believes his reputation has been tarnished, obviously and in addition it’s continued damage each time they sell one of these DVDs. Not to mention the humiliation. They picked him out because of his distinct look and pelted him with a hot dog, then surreptitiously taped him and his reaction, and not in the most flattering way.”
The lawsuit is based around a New York law which recognizes the unauthorized use of any person’s image as a violation of civil rights law. The band and their label are yet to comment.