Bridgestone Tires, the company recently sued by Sony for running a commercial which reportedly featured the fictional PlayStation executive Kevin Butler playing with a Nintendo Wii, denies the character was ever in the commercial, according to a statement made to The Hollywood Reporter.
According to one Bridgestone representative, the actor who plays Kevin Butler appeared in the commercial as one of the company's engineers.
"Mr. [Jerry] Lambert is one of the actors who appeared in the commercial as a Bridgestone engineer," says the representative. "Bridgestone denies that 'Kevin Butler' appears in the Bridgestone commercial discussed herein and thus denies that he speaks or does anything whatsoever in the commercial."
Bridgestone states the role was not substantial in the commercial, but actor Jerry Lambert was in the end edited out of the commercial.
Wildcat Creek, Inc., the business front for Lambert is being sued by Sony based on claims that the advert helps to promote both tires and rival Nintendo.