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Sunday December 9, 2012 4:22 pm
Archaeologist Sues Disney Over Lates ‘Indiana Jones’ Film
Real-life Indiana Jones, Dr. Jaime Awe, is suing Disney, Lucasfilm, and Paramount over the latest franchise installment, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Filing the lawsuit on behalf of Belize, Dr. Awe claims that the film used a replica of a crystal skull for "illegal profits."
The crystal skull in question, Dr. Awe says, was stolen by the treasure-hunting family Mitchell-Hedges 88 years ago, and having seen its likeness in the film now demands that the original be returned to Belize. "Lucasfilm never sought, nor was given permission to utilize the Mitchell-Hedges Skull or its likeness in the Film," read the lawsuit. "To date, Belize has not participated in any of the profits derived from the sale of the Film or the rights thereto."
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Discovery's Benjamin Radford says that "it's unlikely that the lawsuit will go anywhere -- mostly because (apparently unbeknownst to Awe) it's based on a famous hoax." Radford points to research that states that Anna Mitchell-Hedges, the young girl who apparently found the skull in the jungle, changed her story several times and claimed that her father bought it from an antiques collector, thereby absolving any claim Belize could have.
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