Ariana Grande Launches $10M Lawsuit Against Forever 21 For Using Her Likeness
Ariana Grande is protecting her image with a hefty lawsuit aimed at Forever 21 for stealing her likeness to sell their products.
According to BuzzFeed, Grande’s team filed the suit in California on Monday (Sept. 3), accusing the struggling retail giant of stealing “her name, likeness and other intellectual property to promote their brands for free.” The suit was addressed towards Forever 21 and Riley Rose, a company by the daughters of Forever 21 founders Jin Sook Chang and Don Chang.
Grande was approached by the brand in December 2019 for a collaboration but was untimely canned after they were unable to pay the singer what she wanted. Months later, Forever 21 produced accessories and threads that resemble looks from Grande’s viral video, “7 Rings.” To make matters worse, Grande’s team claims Forever 21 promoted images on social media with a look-a-like model and images from Grande’s video.