Skip to comments.Katherine Heigl sues drug store for $6M for using her image
Posted on 04/10/2014 2:55:24 PM PDT by SMGFan
Shes earned a notorious reputation for being one of Hollywoods most difficult actresses to work with and now Katherine Heigl wont play nice with Duane Reade either.
The gorgeous, but grumpy, Greys Anatomy star slapped the pharmacy giant with a $6 million-plus lawsuit Wednesday alleging she was photographed without consent by paparazzi outside one of its Manhattan stores and that Duane Reade then brazenly misused the image for its own advertising
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She oozes prickliness in every role I’ve seen her play.
Never heard of her.
She has a good point.
My, aren’t we the queen.
One dollar.Plus subway fare to the courtroom.
Oh I don't know, it seems to me that she makes a living off her performance and the licensing of her image. If someone used her image without permission or recompense for their own profit that is theft, no different than if a pick pocket stole your wallet.
So you’re okay if someone takes your picture without your permission, uses it in their advertising without your permission, and doesn’t pay you anything?
There is a thin line between what is considered a public figure or celebrity and a private individual. Courts have decided on both sides.
Paparazzi, they are tied with ambulance chasing lawyers and used car salesmen as the worst of the bottom feeders. Insurance salesmen used to be in that group but Obamacare has put many of them out of business.
This case will be settled out of court and in her favor. The drug store had absolutely no right to use her image in their advertising without paying her an agreed upon fee. If I were a celebrity I would be filing suit as well.
Years ago, the owner of Hamburg Heaven, snapped a photo of Jackie O eating at one of their counters. They blew it up, stuck it in the window and watched customers flock to the 53rd Street location. Jackie never blinked an eye. But she was quite a lady and a beloved figure in NYC.
Actually more than one.
If it’s on a public street, or on your private property, yes. . .
She has a good case. They used the image of her in commercials, named her, and didn’t pay her. This is open and shut, it’s only a question of how much they’re forced to pay.
And apparently in real-life too.
She has a kookiness or nuttiness that makes it hard to wholly condemn her.
Hollywood is so full of mutual promotion and back-slapping that it's cool that she's actually attacked movies and shows that she's been in.
She shoots herself in the foot with her comments, but in a way it's refreshing.