Monday, May 18, 2009

Woody Allen vs American Apparel clothing

A big thumbs up for Woody!

Woody Allen won a settlement in a lawsuit he filed against American Apparel Clothing company in which the company used an image of him taken from his movie "Annie Hall" (great movie) to help promote their clothing line. The ad had used the image of Woody depicted like a Hasidic Jew with Yiddish text meaning "the holy rebbe"
I had heard about this case and hoped the outcome would turn out as it did. The ad basically made it appear as if Woody were endorsing the company clothing line.
Whats outrageous is that the company was going to have his long time companion Mia Farrow and current wife Soon-Yi Previn to stand in court to show that Woodys image has already been tarnished by himself and that basically they should not bare any brunt for further tarnishing his image. People are crazy. . .
What anyone does to themselves or their own reputation is one of a personal matter and does not give anyone any right to do to another as they wish.
The full article from the AP can be read here
http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2009-05-18-woody-allen_N.htm?csp=JNZ_Life&RM_Exclude=Juno

A, I had to move away from my last post. . . it was lingering too long :) No explosions during todays breakfast!

4 comments:

drollgirl said...

how could they have been so stupid! i thought that business had a sterling reputation, but not sure who approved this move. DOY!!! i bet it will cost them a bundle, as it should.

Julie Magers Soulen said...

I'm really glad he won! It seems our images are out there for the taking by anyone!

Dominic Philibert said...

Thumbs up for Woody!!!!!!!!

Thanx for all the comments my friend!!!!

L.Holm said...

couldn't agree more. So goofy that they thought they could appropriate his images with such a lame excuse.