Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

American Apparel/Woody Allen Lawsuit Gets Ugly

The clothing company American Apparel is defending itself against a lawsuit by Woody Allen by saying that billboards using his image can't have damaged his reputation any more than he damaged it on his own. The company used a still from Mr. Allen's film Annie Hall on its billboards advertising its product lines briefly, and Mr. Allen sued. Now American Apparel is claiming that the use caused no harm to his reputation and plans to make Mr. Allen's own behavior with regard to his one-time companion Mia Farrow and current wife Soon-Yi Previn part of its defense. Read more here.

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