It ain’t me.
That’s the message from pop superstar Selena Gomez, who has filed a $10 million lawsuit against a the makers of a mobile game, slamming the app’s developers for using her likeness.
The 27-year-old singer alleges that the game “Clothes Forever — Styling Game” based one of its characters on her without ever asking for her permission, according to Variety, which first spotted the lawsuit.
The game’s app store listing advertises that users can “interact with the most beautiful models and celebrities; the likes of Kardashian, Gigi, Beyoncé, Taylor, and more will be dropping by and asking for YOUR fashion advice.” It offers in-app purchases for digital clothes and jewelry ranging from 99 cents all the way up to $99.99.
A promotional image for the game shows a cartoon avatar of Gomez wearing the same outfit and in the same pose as her November 2015 cover for Flare Magazine. Other promotional images show similar drawings of Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, soccer star David Beckham and singer The Weeknd.
“Defendants never requested, consulted, or informed Gomez regarding the use of any of her publicity rights in connection with the Game,” the lawsuit alleges. “Nor, if asked, would Gomez have consented to such use.”
Gomez’s lawyers say that the star has always “carefully curated all endorsements and business opportunities,” and criticized Clothes Forever as being “bug-riddled” and only “rated a measly 3.5 stars out of 5” by App Store reviewers.
Source: Page Six