Ariana Grande is suing Forever 21 for £8.3m after using a ‘lookalike’ model in advert

Ariana Grande is suing Forever 21 for £8.3m after using a ‘lookalike’ model in advert

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ARIANA Grande is suing Forever 21 for £8.3 million after accusing the brand of using a “lookalike” model.

The chart-topper, 26, has taken legal action after claiming the fashion giant is cashing in off her fame in a new advert.

Ariana Grande is suing Forever 21 for using a lookalike model
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The brand have used a model who bears an uncanny resemblance to the 7 Rings hitmaker after she refused to collaborate with the company when they approached her last November.

Ariana claims that Forever 21 have stolen her “name, likeness and other intellectual property” to promote its brand for free.

The legal docs say the company have also used her lyrics as part of the campaign.

They also add that one Instagram post by Ariana is worth “well into the six figures”.

The star is suing the brand for £8.3m
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The company approached Ariana to work with them last November but the star refused to accept their offer
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The pop princess notified her lawyers about the images in February, with Forever 21 agreeing to take down the unauthorised posts.

But the lawsuit claims the images were still on the brand’s social media sites in mid-April.

A spokesperson for Forever 21 said: “While we dispute the allegations, we are huge supporters of Ariana Grande and have worked with her licensing company over the past two years.

“We are hopeful that we will find a mutually agreeable resolution and can continue to work together in the future.”

The lawsuit claims the brand are cashing in on Ariana’s fame
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It comes at a bad time for the brand as they’re already said to be on the verge of bankruptcy.

According to Bloomberg, the company has been negotiating with financial advisers and lenders in a “last-ditch effort to restructure its debt”.


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