Katherine Heigl Sues Store Over Twitpic
By JACKIE WILLIS
April 10, 2014
Be careful what you tweet, because it may cost you $6 million.
Katherine Heigl filed a civil lawsuit on Wednesday, April 9, in New York against the drug store Duane Reed after the brand tweeted and Facebooked a photo of the actress near one of their establishments while on set of her new TV series.
The former Grey's Anatomy star is claiming the New York store used the unauthorized paparazzi photo to as an advertisement on their social networking sites. "Duane Reade is liable for not less than $6 million in compensatory and punitive or treble damages," the lawsuit reads.
The 15-page document sites the tweet that was posted in March. It reads: "Love a quick #DuaneReade run? Even @KatieHeigl can't resist shopping #NYC's favorite drugstore."
The suit goes onto say that, if compensated, all proceeds will go to The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, a charity established in 2008 after Heigl's brother was killed in a car accident.
"We expect Duane Reade to pay for its willful misuse of Katherine Heigl's name and likeness," the 35-year-old actress' lawyer Peter Haviland said (via Reuters).
The drug store has yet to comment on the lawsuit.
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