Ariana Grande is suing bosses at clothing chain Forever 21 for hiring a look-alike to star in a campaign she bailed on.
The 7 Rings star claims she walked away from a deal with the company late last year (2018) over financial issues, but executives went ahead with their campaign – and used a doppelganger instead.
According to documents filed in California federal court and obtained by TMZ, Forever 21 bosses contacted Grande’s representatives to thrash out a potential endorsement deal linked to the release of her album thank u, next, but talks broke down.
The complaint suggests the firm’s marketing heads published at least 30 unauthorized images and videos misappropriating Ariana’s name and likeness.
Grande also alleges the company stole imagery from her album to create a false perception that she was endorsing the brand. She is suing for at least $10 million in damages.