March 29, 2007 / Posted by: Michael K
Mel Gibson successfully got a beer from a small Danish brewery banned, because it was named after his film "Braveheart." Mel was angry that they used "his name" and threatened to sue if they didn't pull it. Of course, the small company followed his orders.
The brewery's 72-year-old owner Keld Andersen didn't want to give in, because he didn't think Mel owned the copyright to that name. Braveheart was the name of a Romanian King from the 15th Century and the name of a 1920s silent film.
Kurt said, "I was certain I had a good case against those big guys in Hollywood, but evidently it wasn't enough. Gibson gets his way and the brewer admits defeat. There's nothing we can do so we'll stop making the Braveheart beer."
Mel probably took in the remaining bottles of beer for "evidence." Doesn't Mel have something better to do than sue an old man? Kurt should've changed the beer name to "Bravefart."
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