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James Cameron sued over Titanic

Director James Cameron is being sued by a man who claims to be the inspiration for Leonardo DiCaprio’s character in 1997 movie Titanic.
Stephen Cummings, who used to work in the yacht industry, has filed a lawsuit against the moviemaker claiming Cameron stole his life story and used it to create the lead character of Jack Dawson, who wins tickets to travel on the ill-fated Titanic, which famously sank when it struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from England to America in 1912.
Cummings claims Cameron discovered his story after hearing about unspecified events that took place in Brevard County, Florida in 1988 and ’89, according to TMZ.com. He also says Cameron’s depiction of the infamous sinking was based on stories he told his pals about his relatives who were onboard the actual boat.
In Cummings’ alleged real-life story, the wife survived the tragedy and the husband didn’t, much like the fate of Jack and his love interest Rose, who was played by Kate Winslet.
Cummings is seeking $300 million (£230 million) and 1 per cent of royalties.

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