Tara Reid is ticked off that producers licensed her image for “Sharknado” slot machines without her permission and is expressing her outrage by launching a $100-million lawsuit.
According to court documents obtained by the Blast, the former “American Pie” star is seeking $100 million in damages from Asylum Entertainment (which produces the “Sharknado” movies) and SYFY Media Productions, alleging “false endorsement and misappropriation of celebrity likeness.”
In her suit, Reid accuses the defendants of wrongfully licensing her likeness, which she states they do not own, to “manufacturers of slot machines, gambling products and beer makers, who in turn have marketed their product with her likeness, and continue to wrongfully trade and profit therefrom.”
Reid further alleges that her image was licensed to a third party despite her contract specifying that her likeness was not to be used in “Sharknado” promotional material relating to tobacco, gambling, hygiene, or products of a sexual nature.
Reid is asking for a minimum of $100 million in damages for the breach of her contract and is also seeking an injunction that would prohibit her likeness from being used on any future products.