The makers of the latest Indiana Jones film are being sued over their use of a replica crystal skull.
Archaeologist Dr. Jaime Awe has claimed that the model crystal skull used in the film is a replica of a real crystal skull stolen 88 years ago and that the filmmakers have no right to use its likeness. The real skull is currently in the possession of a treasure-hunting family who are also being sued by Dr. Awe in an effort to elicit its return.
"LucasFilm never sought, nor was given permission to utilise the Mitchell-Hedges Skull or its likeness in the film," the lawsuit states. "To date, Belize has not participated in any of the profits derived from the sale of the film or the rights thereto."
"A Belize archaeologist is suing the makers of a blockbuster ‘Indiana Jones’ film for using a likeness of a so-called Crystal Skull, which he says is a stolen national treasure."
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