Katherine Heigl (cautiously pictured here) is on the legal warpath, issuing a $6 million lawsuit for the use of her image without permission.
The picture included here is purely for identification purposes and nothing more. It may not be up to date and may not be representative of the Grey’s Anatomy actress, whose lawsuit is taken against drugstore chain Duane Reade, who posted a tweet indicating that ms Heigl loved the chain and couldn’t resist shopping there.
According to the $6 million lawsuit:
“Use of Plaintiff’s image under these circumstances improperly exploited Plaintiff’s name and likeness, as a celebrity, for Defendant’s commercial advertising and purposes of trade, without authorization. Such use was done knowingly and willfully, as evidenced by Defendant’s manipulation of and changes to the Duane Reade advertising messages in the captions, after Defendant had intentionally stripped out all evidence of the original news context to the Heigl Photograph.”
But, ever the good person, any winnings from the lawsuit will go to charity.