Arthur Kent, well-known for his reporting of the scud missile attacks during the Gulf War in 1991, has reached a settlement in the lawsuit he brought against Universal Studios, according to a Canadian Press report.
Kent brought the suit against the studio because he alleged that it used portions of his voice and video recordings in its film Charlie Wilson’s War.
In a press release, Kent said:
“I am very pleased with the terms of the settlement. I brought these actions only to uphold the copyright protection of my work, my voice, and my archive, and to make clear that I do not endorse the account of historical events conveyed by the movie.”
According to a Globe and Mail report, Kent’s suit “stemmed from the film’s use of portions of a
10-minute documentary produced for the BBC in 1986 about the Afghan mujahedeen,
which Kent says he didn’t authorize. In an earlier interview with The
Globe and Mail, Kent described the film as “grossly inaccurate” from a
historical perspective and objected to the makers using his voice to
create “a fairy tale about the Afghan war.”