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Sadat Daughter Fumes Over Hollywood Slight

I Love You, Man 's canine namesake sparks legal complaint
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2009 5:43 PM CDT

(Newser) I Love You, Man's friendly title clearly wasn’t directed at former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat—whose namesake in the movie is a dog. Now the popular leader’s daughter is suing DreamWorks for the affront, the AP reports. “This has caused serious psychological and moral damages to the plaintiff, as President Sadat is a prominent figure in Arab history, and Egyptian history in particular,” said a lawyer for Rokaya Sadat.

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When the bromance opened in Egypt last month, censors had already cut the scene in which actor Jason Segel’s character says the dog resembles the assassinated president, who won a Nobel Prize for brokering peace with Israel in the 1970s. Sadat’s daughter has been a fierce defender of her father’s name, winning a $27,000 libel suit against the daughter of Sadat’s predecessor. But her chances against Hollywood are less clear.
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