Ariana Grande has filed a lawsuit against Forever 21. The singer filed a suit against both the clothing company and spinoff beauty brand Riley Rose, alleging they “stole” the singer’s “name, likeness and other intellectual property to promote their brands for free.
Grande’s legal team alleges the clothing company sought out an endorsement deal with Grande in late 2018 and early 2019, but the request was “explicitly declined due to Forever 21’s unwillingness to pay the fair market value for a celebrity of Ms. Grande’s stature.”
Grande accuses Forever 21 and Riley Rose of further deceiving customers by hiring a model who bears a striking resemblance to the pop star while also using the look, audio, and lyrics from her hit single “7 Rings” as part of their promotional campaign.
Grande is seeking $10 million in damages.
Ariana’s lawsuit couldn’t have come at a worse time for Forever 21, which is reportedly nearing a bankruptcy filing as the company continues to work with their financial advisers and lenders in “a last-ditch effort to restructure its debt.”
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