Tara Reid ‘suing ‘Sharknado’ producers for $100 million’
Actor Tara Reid has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the producers of Sharknado, according to reports.
Reid, who played the role of April Wexler in all six films from the ‘Sharknado’ franchise, is said to be claiming that her image has been used without permission.
The actress, who also appeared in this year’s final instalment: ‘Sharknado: It’s About Time’, is referencing specific instances that her image was used on gambling slot machines without her permission.
In new legal documents obtained by People, Reid is allegedly suing Asylum Entertainment and SYFY Media Productions for licensing her image as well as ‘false endorsement and misappropriation of celebrity likeness, wrongful appropriation of likeness and breach of written contract’.
People quote the alleged legal documents that claim: “wrongfully licensed the rights to use Tara Reid’s likeness (which they do not own) to manufacturers of slot machines, gambling products, and beer makers, who in turn have marketed their products with her likeness, and continue to wrongfully trade and profit therefrom.”
It continues: “As such, the actions of the Defendants were malicious and oppressive and justify an award of punitive and exemplary damages in an amount sufficiently large to set a public example of deterrence, and in an amount no less than $100,000,000.00.”