'Pittsburgh' to air despite lawsuit

Nov. 14, 2007 at 7:41 PM

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A federal judge Wednesday rejected a request that he stop the airing of "Pittsburgh" in the film's namesake city, meaning it will be shown this week.

Benedum Center employee Debbie Sue Croyle had sought a restraining order to stop the movie from airing on cable television, alleging she never agreed to be filmed for the 2004 production. But U.S. District Judge David S. Cercone decided to allow the film to broadcast as scheduled, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported.

In her lawsuit against the film's makers and distributors, Croyle alleges that during her scene with the film's star, actor Jeff Goldblum, their interaction could be seen as sexual innuendo and therefore may portray her in a false light.

The employee of the Pittsburgh theater is seeking $4 million in damages for invasion of privacy, the newspaper said.

While Cercone also decided not to dismiss Croyle's case, he made it clear he does not believe the sound specialist will be victorious in the end.

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