James Cameron sued by man claiming to be Titanic’s Jack Dawson

By Alexa Caruso on May 24, 2017 | 5 Comments

James CameronTwenty years after the film’s release, a man from Florida has launched a $300 million lawsuit against the director of Titanic (1997), James Cameron.

The man, Stephen Cummings, alleges that the film’s heartthrob, Jack Dawson (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), is an appropriation of his own life and personal family history.

In addition to the $300 million, Cummings is requesting one percent of all royalties from the film, and considering how well the film did at the box office, that’s sure to be a hefty sum of money.

Most fans of the film and historical buffs alike know the character of Jack Dawson to be fictional, but Cummings is calling foul.

He alleges that the film’s director heard about Cummings’ previous job as a “yacht master” in 1988 and 1989, as well as stories of his two family members.

Cummings says he had told stories to his friends about his relatives, a husband and a wife, of course, who were on board the Titanic and took the tragic voyage. Apparently, the husband didn’t survive while his wife did. Sounds familiar, right?

We think it’s safe to say that his case doesn’t hold water. ~Alexa Caruso

Comments & Discussion

  1. CDubya • May 24, 2017 @ 12:22 PM

    Way to wait 20 years to sue. Should be a statue of limitations isn’t there? It’ll be thrown out anyway.

  2. Rory • May 25, 2017 @ 11:42 PM

    What a jack ass. I guess in Trump’s America every idiot lunatic thinks all their bs will be swallowed.

  3. Hooch • May 28, 2017 @ 12:52 AM

    @Rory-WTF does Trump have to do with some delusional old man suing a director over a 20 year old movie? Not saying I’m a Trump supporter, but damn it’s getting old.

  4. Lilmeme • May 29, 2017 @ 7:54 PM

    No point in replying as i prob will never see this again. But… If you do your research theres a real jack dawson and a real rose . however its very unlikely they ever even met one another. The love story makes a good plot and nothing more.

  5. Clint • June 3, 2017 @ 11:05 PM

    seeing as the titanic sunk 105 years ago. And this guy states he was married as she sunk. How is this guy alive?? I call shenanigans.

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