The suit claims trade libel, false light, breach of oral contract and intentional interference with a prospective economic advantage. Reportedly, Heller is suing for $35 million in monetary damages, $75 million in exemplary damages and restitution of profits from the film.
Heller’s lawyer, Michael R. Shapiro, said his client’s depiction in the film is damaging to his reputation, telling Variety:
Untrue statements in the movie made Heller look like a dishonest, sleazy guy; that he was in effect responsible for the group breaking up.
Shapiro also said the film used Heller’s name and likeness, as well as material from his 2006 book, without his consent. [Variety]