NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Emmy-award winning actress Katherine Heigl claims the ugly truth about Duane Reade is that the pharmacy chain is using her image in promotional materials without her consent.
The 35-year-old actress, who has starred in the TV series “Grey’s Anatomy and the movies “Knocked Up” and “The Ugly Truth,” filed a lawsuit against the company Wednesday in Manhattan. Heigl claims she was recently photographed by paparazzi in New York City as she left a Duane Reade pharmacy and that the company is exploiting her image for commercial gain despite her objection.
Duane Reade tweeted the photo March 18.
Heigl is seeking $6 million in damages and says in her complaint she plans to donate any lawsuit proceeds to a charitable foundation that helps animals.
A Duane Reade spokesman did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
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