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A California judge dismissed Frank Sivero’s claims in a hearing Thursday.

Frank Sivero, who played mobsters in Goodfellas and The Godfather Part II, sued Fox in October with the intriguing claim The Simpsons copied his likeness for a mob character named Louie.

Now Sivero’s suit sleeps with the fishes.

In a Los Angeles Superior Court hearing Thursday, judge Rita Miller granted Fox’s motion to strike the complaint on the basis of California’s anti-SLAPP law. The statute requires a plaintiff who challenges a work of free speech to demonstrate the likeliness of prevailing on his claims.

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The Hollywood Reporter


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