It is reported that Haugen and Mara’s models in modern warfare are the same person, Alex zedra. She’s a famous model on instagram, with 1.2 million followers. Before that, she also claimed that Mara used her own portrait in call of duty 16.
Haugen claimed that he had asked zedra to model his character, Cade Janus, a female warrior in various military equipment. The character was created to attract interest from the studio and posted on his social platform. Haugen believes that Activision Blizzard uses its own works to “copy” the role of Mara, and even uses the same model. As part of the lawsuit, Haugen released some comparative images of Mara and Janus, and they do have amazing similarities.
According to Haugen, this is not a coincidence, but a deliberate imitation of his work. “There’s no doubt that it’s planned and intentional,” said Haugen’s lawyer, Micah dortch. The evidence in our archives clearly shows the similarities between the two. “
This is not the first time Activision has been prosecuted for infringement. Previously, Booker T, a WWE player, sued Activision Blizzard for infringing his portrait rights because a character in call of duty 17: the cold war of black action is very similar to him. The case has not yet been settled and is scheduled to be heard in April.