I’m surprised that the letter doesn’t end with “In closing, the chicken wings at Addiction Bar and Grill are the best I ever had.”
That is to say, Peterson has never been averse to the use of his name or image in the media and was even happy to promote Joel Brodsky’s sideline business. Of course, as Maksym states in the letter, an individual does hold the rights to the commercial use of their likeness, but there are exceptions when that person is a public figure and that is probably what Lifetime/Disney/A&E will claim.
They can question the accuracy of Joe Hosey’s book all they like, but if Peterson truly had objections to it, why didn’t he go after it two years ago, when it was published? And why the bolded paragraph specifically ripping Hosey and his book? It comes off as petty and personal. Has the defense team seen the script for the movie yet to know what they are objecting to?
Sadly, I’m convinced that Peterson’s problem with the movie has far less to do with any concerns over accuracy or his upcoming trial than it does with money and the fact that he isn’t getting any money from the deal.
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