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Christian Bale Movie, Out Of The Furnace, Being Sued By Native American Nation!

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A Native American tribe has claimed that the Out of the Furnace movie with Christian Bale is derogatory towards its people!

The Ramapough Lunaape Nation has just filed a whopping $50 million federal lawsuit against the filmmakers of Out of the Furnace, claiming that the tribe's depiction in the film is embarrassing and shameful:

"The community is depicted as lawless, drug-addicted, impoverished and violent; and the members appear to be of some sort of racially mixed heritage."

The Ramapough say that the film's scribes Scott Cooper and Brad Inglesby used too many details about their tribe to be coincidental.

Some of the characters have the same last names as Ramapough tribe members, and the criminal gang headed by Woody Harrelson's character in the film goes by the name of the Jackson Whites, which the group says is a derogatory historical term.

Yeah, that's not cool.

Lydia Cotz, the attorney representing the Ramapough, claims that the movie grossly misrepresented her plaintiffs:

"After the movie was released they were exposed to ridicule, hatred and shame and as a result, suffer emotionally. The movie has no true artistic value and offends the sensibilities of any reasonable person."

No word yet from the filmmakers of Out of the Furnace, but this does not look good for them!

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6 comments to “Christian Bale Movie, Out Of The Furnace, Being Sued By Native American Nation!”

  1. 1

    IT'S A MOVIE!!!! Not real. Like a cartoon. People of all races need to lighten up and LIVE!

  2. @v@ says – reply to this


    Can you sue when a movie is a fictional account?

  3. 3

    Interesting… I'm from Ramapo and do know people of native heritage here. What a shame.

  4. 4

    Actually, its not the whole tribe that's suing with Mrs. Cotz its a small group of 17 people who are suing for slandering the DeGroat and VanDunk name. Plus in an interview with DB/30 Scott Cooper the director said that the main DeGroat character is based on a man his family encountered and he also says "My family encountered these people" so to the other two commenters this is NOT FICTIONAL! I appreciate it.

  5. 5

    I get them not liking the depiction in the film, but they can't say it isn't art. To the actors, writer and director it is art.

  6. tod says – reply to this


    I saw this movie. Maybe I'm not too savvy, but I don't even remember this being about native americans. If I missed that bit of the movie the I'm sure many, if not most, other movie goers missed it, too. Even still, we can't go around suing each other just because we got our feelings hurt. There were also white, backwoods drug addicts depicted in this movie. Should they also sue? What about murderers. There's plenty of that too. Jeezz, relax people!