Katherine Heigl’s panties are in a bunch once again, but this time the former “Grey’s Anatomy” actress is suing a drug store over an unintentional advertisement. You see, Katherine felt the need to stop at a drug store called Duane Reade to pick up a few things, but the snappers were outside of the store in full force and took a few pictures of her emerging with two bags.
On March 18th, the Walgreens subsidiary tweeted this message to their followers, ““Love a quick #DuaneReade run? Even @KatieHeigl can’t resist shopping #NYC’s favorite drugstore.”
You can check out the paparazzi photo of her Duane Reade shopping exit here, as we do not have access to the photo set. On Wednesday, we’ve learned that the actress has filed a six million dollar lawsuit against the drug store. Her lawyer, Peter Haviland said, “The Heigl photograph is a typical ‘paparazzi’ shot, depicting plaintiff walking on the street in New York City, in a private moment looking away from the camera. Use of plaintiff’s image under these circumstances improperly exploited plaintiff’s name and likeness, as a celebrity, for defendant’s commercial advertising and purposes of trade, without authorization.”
We are doubting that Heigl will be anywhere near successful when it comes to this lawsuit. To us, it feels like reaching. She was in a public place and someone took a picture — this happens to celebrities all of the time… In addition, she is suing for six million dollars?!? Does anyone else feel like this lawsuit is a frivolous waste of time and energy?
We should note that she plans on donating any of the proceeds of the lawsuit to her favorite animal welfare charity, the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation. “Us Weekly” reports that Katherine didn’t jump to sue Duane Reade and instead asked them first to remove the tweet:
“Her attorneys reached out to Duane Reade after [the tweet] was posted,” the insider tells Us. “They called and asked for it to be taken down, and Duane Reade ignored them. She tried repeatedly to have this settled without a lawsuit.”
Katherine is set to appear in an indie film called “Jenny’s Wedding”, but the flick has fallen short on cash. It is in post-production, but still needs to raise $150,000 in order for it to be completed. When asked about the venture, Katherine said, “I don’t have that much to do with it, but I hope it’s going well.”
Here’s the kicker: When she was asked if the movie doesn’t raise the necessary cash, could she pitch in for it, she replied, “I haven’t made that much in the last few years, man. I gotta support my family.”
Does that mean that Katherine Heigl is suing Duane Reade because she actually needs the cash more than she is letting on? Speculate in the comments section below.