As reported on www.news.com.au
The celluloid dreams of Sydney’s Bra Boys could become a nightmare, with threats emerging of potential legal action from alleged victims of their urban turf wars.
Big-Wave Rider Koby Abberton has told Confidential lawyers acting for their hit documentary had resolved a complaint from one surfer, who was filmed allegedly being bashed by members of the Maroubra surf gang. Abberton said while the alleged victim, known only as Jason, was “now a friend, a great guy, real solid,” they were preparing for more trouble.
“He’s fine but there are a lot of others I’m hearing,” he said, via email, from Hawaii.
He did not detail the potential legal risks or possible complainants.
Despite proving a box office smash when it opened in March last year, the documentary has since drawn criticism from police and social commentators for endorsing violence and territorialism.Related Link
While waivers were sought from many who featured in the real-life drama, executives acting for Universal Pictures, who bought the rights to make a feature film of the story, are believed to have raised concerns over any new legal complications.