Warner Bros. Settles Hangover Part II Tyson Tattoo Lawsuit

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At least you can rest easy knowing when you go to buy The Hangover Part II DVD (along with 94% of the world’s population), Stu’s face tat will not have to be covered by a stylized dreamcatcher or the lyrics to “Allentown,” as Warner Bros. settled The Hangover Part II tattoo lawsuit out of court for an undisclosed amount. “Warner Bros. and Mr. [S. Victor] Whitmill have amicably resolved their dispute. No other information will be provided,” said attorney Geoff Gerber, who was representing Whitmill, Mike Tyson‘s tattoo artist, in the case. We’re sure Whitmill is relieved that he can get back to doing what he does best: giving awful tattoos in the hope that they’ll end up on camera near or around Zach Galifianakis.

Settling up now rather than wait for next year’s court date seems like a smart move for the studio, considering that a month after it premiered, The Hangover Part II is the highest earning R-rated comedy in the history of civilization, raking in $488.7 million worldwide. The film that used to hold the title of the highest-earning? The Hangover. With all that dough, the producers could potentially give everyone in the continental United States matching Tyson tattoos and still have enough to settle a lawsuit all over again. We’re not suggesting they should, mind you. Just that it’s a possibility.

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