Faizon Love is suing Universal over the erasure of his image from the Couples Retreat poster.
The 2009 comedy scored big at the international box office, despite largely being panned by critics.
Universal cared about was ensuring that neither Love nor Hawk (onscreen girlfriend) were featured in the film’s international poster. Those posters reveal only three of Couples Retreat’s couples – all of whom happen to be white.
Upon discovering this, Love was upset, and after speaking with Universal, he was told that the posters would no longer be used. Love continue to see the posters, and back in 2009, he was also assured by chairman of Universal that Universal “would find new opportunities for him,”. Love was asked not to take the matter to court in exchange.
Love has received no “new opportunities” from Universal, and he has missed out on what he claims to be at least $30 million in personal income. As a result, Love is suing Universal.