Woody Allen Wins American Apparel Lawsuit
Woody Allen has been awarded $5 million from American Apparel, after settling a lawsuit brought against the company by the filmmaker in 2007.
Allen, who sought $10 million in damages, had sued American Apparel for using his image on two billboards in 2007 without his consent (including the rabbi billboard pictured here).
Dov Charney, founder and chief executive of American Apparel told WWD, “Naturally there is some relief of not having to go through a trial but I also harbor a sense of remorse and sadness for not arguing an important issue regarding the First Amendment, particularly the ability of an individual or corporation to invoke the likeness of a public figure in a satiric and social statement.”
For the full statement from Charney, visit Guardian.co.uk.