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Woody Allen Sues American Apparel

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Woody Allen has filed a lawsuit against LA-based American Apparel for the use of the filmmaker's image on billboards (shown above at Alvarado and Sunset), in advertising on American Apparel's website, as well as American Apparel ads on other sites. Per the Wall Street Journal, Allen's seeking more than $10 million in damages, alleging "the Los Angeles clothing maker and retailer, without his permission, put up billboards in New York and in Hollywood, Calif., in May 2007 that featured an image of Mr. Allen, who is Jewish, dressed as a rabbi from one of his films and contained text in Yiddish that translates to 'the Holy Rebbe.'" No comment from American Apparel. Probably in a photo shoot. With three-quarters naked PYTs. [WSJ, subscription req]
· Woody Allen Gone [Curbed]
· Breaking: Woody Allen on Alvarado/Sunset [Curbed]