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Mr Jack Ass Sues Over Use Of Jackass Name

$10mn suit

USA. Montana, Sanders County:

According to court papers, Mr Bob Craft says he legally changed his name to Mr Jack Ass on 9th December 1997...

He is suing Viacom International, the makers of the Jackass Movie.

In the suit he says that MTV's Jackass aired on television in October 2001, three years after he legally changed his name.

Then the Jackass Movie came out October 2002.

Mr Ass says:

"MTV jackass, Johnny Knoxville / (P.J Clapp) is liable for injury to my reputation that I have built and defamation to my character which I have worked so hard to create."

He is suing for $10mn for infringement of the Jack Ass and Andi Ass names, cartoon characters that he says he owns.

Jack says in the documents that he uses the character Jack and Andi Ass in a road safety campaign, "BE A SMART ASS, NOT A DUMB ASS".

To read the court papers in full go to

24th September2006

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