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    Thu, 16 Apr 2009 10:35:17

    Woody Allen Vs. American Apparel - Director battling clothing company

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    American Apparel is currently embroiled in a lawsuit with director Woody Allen, who is asking for $10 million in damages after the attire company used his image on advertising billboards that were erected in Hollywood and New York last year, as well as on a website. The physical billboards, one of which featured a scene from Allen's award-winning Annie Hall, were only up for less than a week. The company is known for its provocative advertising, which often features scantily clad models.

    Allen does not endorse products in the US and claims that the billboards have damaged his image and falsely implied that he endorsed and associated with American Apparel. The Los Angeles-based clothing company is fighting back, claiming that its ads cannot damage Allen's reputation, because he already did so himself provided the way his relationship with actress Mia Farrow soured after Allen took up with her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, years ago. The company plans to make these relationship scandals the focus of their trial, which is scheduled to begin in federal court in New York on May 18.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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