*A settlement was reached between the tattoo artist who inked Mike Tyson’s face and Warner Bros, which featured a similar tatt on Ed Helms’ face in “The Hangover Part II.”
Warner Bros. spokesman Paul McGuire said Monday that the movie studio and S. Victor Whitmill amicably resolved their dispute. No further details were given.
Whitmill claimed the filmmakers ripped off the design that he tattooed on Tyson in 2003 in Las Vegas.
As previously reported, the lawsuit filed in federal court in St. Louis tried to block the film’s release, but a judge ruled just two days before the film’s May 26 debut that it could open as scheduled.
Tyson, the former world heavyweight boxing champion, had a small role in the first “Hangover” film in 2009 and also appears in the sequel.