Michael Moore sued for using Bin Ladin Footage
Keeping up with our Bin Ladin theme today, here is some news that is bound to bring a smile to your face: Michael Moore is being sued by a Bin Ladin "former" close associate. A FORMER close associate of Osama Bin Laden is to sue the film-maker Michael Moore for using his footage of the Al-Qaeda chief in the documentary Fahrenheit 9/11. Essam Deraz, an Egyptian, spent almost four years in Afghanistan filming Bin Laden at training camps and fighting, gaining unprecedented access to the terrorist leader. He was the only person to film Bin Laden during the late 1980s and has the only footage of the Saudi exile in battle in Afghanistan. Deraz has started legal action in Egypt and America to seek compensation for use of his footage in Fahrenheit 9/11, the biggest-grossing documentary in cinema history. Deraz claims he had not signed a distribution agreement with Moore or anyone else. “I was the only cameraman with the Arabs. All of those shots of Bin Laden talking in the cave, talking into his walkie-talkie, they were all my work. Hehe! Whoever said that Fate doesn't have an ironic sense of humor has no idea what they are talking about. I think the man deserves at least 100 million dollars as compensation. After all, all that money that Fehrenheit 911 made at the box office has turned Michael Moore into one of those rich people he hates so much. He must be really veklempt about what to do with it. Well, there ya go Michael. Practice what you preach and give your money away. After all, you wouldn't wanna be known to exploit non-rich people to make a buck now, do you mr. Nader voter? What do you guys think?