Actress Katherine Heigl sues US pharmacy for $6m

Actress Katherine Heigl sues US pharmacy for $6m

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Actress Katherine Heigl has sued a chain of US pharmacies for $6m (£3.6m) in damages.
She has accused Duane Reade Inc of using a picture of her leaving one of its shops in promotional material.The case was filed in a court in Manhattan, New York, on Wednesday. Heigl is famous for her roles in films including Knocked Up and 27 Dresses and also won an Emmy for playing the character of Izzie Stevens in medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. Duane Reade Inc is yet to give a statement in response. In documents submitted to the court, Heigl says she was recently photographed by paparazzi in New York City as she left a Duane Reade pharmacy. She says the company is exploiting her image for commercial gain despite her objection. Heigl’s complaint also says she plans to donate any damages she may receive to a charity that helps animals. Last year Heigl was named one of Hollywood’s most overpaid stars, second only to Adam Sandler. Forbes estimated that for every $1 (61p) she was paid for her 2013 films, she returned $3.50 (£2.13). Her films Killers and One for the Money did not perform particularly well at the box office. – BBC Entertainment

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