Kim Kardashian's $20M Old Navy Look-Alike Lawsuit
Following in the famous footsteps of Bette Midler, Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis and Vanna White - who all filed lawsuits against brands using their look-alikes in advertisements, Kim Kardashian is suing clothing company Old Navy for $20 million.
The 30-year-old reality starlet believes the bargain brand intentionally featured a model, who could probably pass for a fifth Kardashian sister, in one of their commercials.
Besides their similar good looks and closeness in age, the 29-year-old model, Melissa Molinaro, has a lot in common with Kim. Molinaro got her start in reality shows and is, coincidentally, dating Kim's ex-boyfriend, footballer Reggie Bush.
Kardashian's rep released the following statement: "Old Navy launched a multimedia advertising campaign featuring television and online ads that misappropriate Kardashian's likeness in the form of a celebrity look-alike, and styled the infringing ads to evoke Kardashian's identity and persona... Kim Kardashian is immediately recognizable, and is known for her look and style. Her identity and persona are valuable. When her intellectual property rights are violated, she intends to enforce them."