Date: 4th September 2000
The son of the late Yippie Party leader Abbie Hoffman has asked a Los Angeles court to block Lions Gate films from continuing to distribute Steal This Movie!
As reported by the online entertainment magazine Inside, America Hoffman's suit accuses the filmmakers of invasion of privacy and presenting an "unauthorized, false and uncomplimentary portrayal" of him as a child.
The film, says the suit, subjected America Hoffman to ridicule by depicting him as "a wimpy, quiet, sulking and effeminate 'mama's boy,' presumably as a result of Abbie Hoffman not being a part of his life, and falsely implies that America may be a homosexual."
Source: Studio Briefing