One of the most debated cases at the moment involves the name of Katherine Heigl. It seems that the famous actress decided to file a $6 million lawsuit against a drugstore chain, all linked to a tweet.
So, what the famous Hollywood star wants is to be paid with no less than $6 million. The drugstore chain posted a photo on their Twitter page showing Katherine Heigl shopping there. Apparently, the actress was not happy at all with this and now she claims to be paid.
For that, Katherine Heigl filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday. She claimed that Duane Reade used her image in an inappropriate way, so she needs to be paid. The company used her image to promote the store, something that Katherine considered to be highly inappropriate.
As expected, Katherine is not willing to use the money for herself. She wants it to go to the charity that the famous actress created in the memory of her brother. The foundation is focused on helping animals and will definitely benefit from such a great sum of money. “Pursuant to her instruction, any monies recovered will go to a nonprofit foundation that she has worked for years to support,” the star’s lawyer said.
No comments have been made so far regarding this case. Katherine Heigl’s lawsuit indicates that the drugstore used a photo that was taken by paparazzi and which showed the actress shopping in the store.
It seems that what the star argues is the fact that the pharmacy used her image and exploited it for commercial gain, despite the fact that Katherine Heigl was totally against this. Moreover, some reports indicate that Katherine was willing to settle the dispute with the store without a lawsuit, but the two parties failed to reach an agreement.
So, the star asked for the photo to be removed by Duane Reade, a source claimed according to the US magazine, but they refused the demand. “They called and asked for it to be taken down, and Duane Reade ignored them. She tried repeatedly to have this settled without a lawsuit,” a source said.
Katherine Heigl is well known thanks to her role in Grey’s Anatomy. The 35 year old actress filed her lawsuit on Wednesday.