In the movie, Jennifer Lawrence's character Rosalyn references one of Brodeur's vintage magazine articles as part of an anti-microwave rant and claims the ovens zap all the nutrition out of food.

Brodeur took issue with the statement because he actually stated, on record, that he had no problems with microwaved food.

He filed a $1 million (£625,000) suit in October (14), alleging his reputation in the field of science had been destroyed, and demanded his name be removed from all copies of the film.

Defendants at Columbia Pictures, Atlas Entertainment and Annapurna Pictures hit back at Brodeur, explaining Rosalyn is portrayed as a character who cannot be trusted to tell the truth, but their free speech argument for dismissal was shut down during a Los Angeles Superior Court hearing on Wednesday (01Apr15) as Judge Terry Green allowed the science writer to proceed with his lawsuit, according to The Hollywood Reporter.