Excusable Expressions

america v allen. the result
May 19, 2009, 10:34 am
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woody & dov

Woody Allen’s bank manager is waking up a happy man.
As woody Allen has accepted a cool $5 million dollars settlement from American Apparel for using his image without his permission. The court case was due to start today but did Woody just cave against the clothing giant?… Who knows.

In his defence Woody said he hoped the outcome “would discourage American Apparel or anyone else from ever trying such a thing again.”

American Apparel president Dov Charney told reporters it wasn’t his decision to settle. The company’s insurance company “controlled the defense” in the case.

Here’s the link for my earlier post on the subject america v allen


america v allen
April 21, 2009, 4:11 pm
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Allen Stewart Konigsberg (guess who) is suing the largest clothing firm in America, the aptly named American Apparel for $10 million dollars.

"Woody Allen on Monday sued American Apparel Inc, claiming the U.S. clothing company used his image in advertising on billboards and the Internet without his consent.

The billboard ads, which depict Allen dressed as a rabbi, appeared in New York and California, according to the suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

Allen, an Oscar-winning U.S. director known for his work in films such as “Annie Hall” and “Crimes and Misdemeanors,” said in the suit he was neither contacted by the company, nor compensated for the use of his image.

“Allen does not engage in the commercial endorsement of products or services in the United States,” according to the lawsuit.

He is seeking damages in excess of $10 million, according to the suit." Reuters

$10 million dollars... Cop the fuck on, Woody.