Katherine Heigl sues pharmacy company over photo

The Associated Press, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 4:20pm (PDT)
  • NEW YORK (AP) -- Emmy-award winning actress Katherine Heigl has sued Duane Reade Inc., saying the company is using a picture of her leaving one of its pharmacies in its promotional materials.

    The 35-year-old who acted in the television series "Grey's Anatomy" and in movies including "Knocked Up" and "27 Dresses" is seeking at least $6 million in damages. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Manhattan.

    A Duane Reade spokesman did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

    The lawsuit says Heigl was recently photographed by paparazzi in New York City as she left a Duane Reade pharmacy. It says the company is exploiting the actress' image for commercial gain despite her objection.

    The complaint says Heigl plans to donate any lawsuit proceeds to a charitable foundation that helps animals.

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