Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Woody Allen Sues American Apparel For Misappropriation

Actor and director Woody Allen ("Crimes and Misdemeanors", "Bananas",  "Take the Money and Run") is suing American Apparel for misappropriation for using an image from his film "Annie Hall" on a billboard to sell its products. Mr. Allen says the use of the image featuring him in Hasidic garb to sell American Apparel is particularly offensive since the company is known for its "provocative photography" and the use of the image implies that Mr. Allen endorsed the company's products. See here for a reproduction of the offending billboard and more on the story from the Wall Street Journal.

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