Veteran NY filmmaker Woody Allen has filed legal papers accusing clothing company American Apparel of using his image in its advertising without his permission. The comedian claims he was never contacted by an American Apparel representative about the billboard and online advertisements, which featured an image – taken from the Oscar-winning 1977 movie Annie Hall – of Allen dressed as a Hasidic Jew.
In legal documents filed by his New York lawyers in U.S. District Court in New York on Monday, Allen says he doesn’t endorse commercial products in the U.S. and that American Apparel hasn’t compensated him for the use of his likeness.Despite differing opinions, this “mistake” by American Apparel is no accident
If you or a family member believes that your image or likeness is being used commercially without your permission, it will pay to consult with a NY Personal Injury Attorney. You could be entitled to monetary compensation.
Allen is seeking damages of more than $10 million.
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