(ABCNEWS.GO) — A science journalist is suing the producers of the acclaimed 2013 film “American Hustle”, claiming in a $1 million libel, slander and defamation lawsuit that the film damaged his reputation.
"American Hustle" is loosely based on an actual FBI sting operation to catch corrupt politicians, but the journalist is upset with a specific scene involving the actress Jennifer Lawrence and her on-screen husband, co-star Christian Bale.
In the scene, Lawrence puts what appears to be an aluminum container into a microwave oven. The container explodes once the appliance is turned on.
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