See the Katherine Heigl Photo That Caused Her to File a $6-Mil Lawsuit
Katherine Heigl stopped by a Duane Reade drug store in NYC last month… but that doesn’t mean she endorses the company.
Now, Heigl is suing the Walgreen’s subsidiary for $6 million, after they used a paparazzi picture of her on Twitter and Facebook.
The tweet said, "Love a quick #DuaneReade run? Even @KatieHeigl can't resist shopping #NYC's favorite drugstore.” For now, the post is still live.
Court documents obtained by the New York Daily News say, "The Heigl photograph is a typical ‘paparazzi' shot, depicting plaintiff walking on the street in New York City, in a private moment looking away from the camera."
The docs continued, “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."