Pop star Ariana Grande is suing Forever 21 for allegedly stealing her image after she turned down an endorsement deal with the company, which in one case hired a model that looks like her to promote the retailer’s clothing and accessories on social media, the lawsuit says.

  • Grande is asking for $10 million in damages.
  • The lawsuit alleges that Forever 21 hired a “look-alike model” and styled her to resemble Grande in her 7 Rings music video for a social media ad-campaign in early 2019.
  • The suit also says Forever 21 used at least 30 images and videos of Grande on Instagram even though the company did not own the rights to them.
  • The captions in such social media posts also featured lyrics to Grande’s songs. 
  • Both instances amount to Forever 21 misappropriating Grande’s name, image, likeness and music in order to create the false perception of her endorsement, the lawsuit says.
Forever 21's ad campaign vs. Ariana Grande in the 7 Rings music video.
Forever 21’s ad campaign vs. Ariana Grande in the 7 Rings music video. COMPLAINT

Forever 21 declined to comment. 

Full coverage @ Forbes.com