Bob Dylan is trying to
prevent the release of Sienna Miller's new movie Factory Girl as he believes a
character in the film may constitute defamation.
The movie reportedly blames a character named Danny Quinn - who supposedly
represents Dylan - for being responsible for driving a young woman to suicide by
ending their relationship.
Dylan's attorney Orin Snyder clarified his client's stance to the filmmakers:
"You appear to be laboring under the misunderstanding that merely changing the
name of a character or making him a purported fictional composite will immunize
you from suit. That is not so. Even though Mr. Dylan's name is not used, the
portrayal remains both defamatory and a violation of Mr. Dylan's right of
publicity. Until we are given an opportunity to view the film, we hereby demand
that all distribution and screenings... immediately be ceased."