Sofia Vergara and Her Face Sue Skin-Tightening Company for Misrepresentation
Here’s the latest in vain legal news whose central piece of evidence is a selfie.
Sofia Vergara filed a $15 million lawsuit against Venus Concept, a beauty enhancement company, in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, Jan. 25. Court documents state that her name and likeness were used wrongfully in order to promote their products and services.
Vergara says that she posted a selfie before the Emmy Awards in 2014 which showed her receiving a skin treatment with Marilyn Monroe in the background. The caption reads, “What is so funny Marilyn?”
Monroe must have had foresight.
The selfie was later shown on an episode of Extra in a segment where a doctor for Venus Concept promoted “at length Venus Concept’s Venus Legacy non-surgical body contouring and skin-tightening treatment.” Vergara claims that she would never endorse this treatment because she tried it and didn’t like it, finding that it was “a waste of time and money with little in the way of any results”. “She would not use it again, and certainly would not endorse it nor agree to appear in an international advertisement campaign to promote it,” the lawsuit reads.
This is not the first time that Vergara has had to confront the brand, as they have continued to use her name and likeness up until this month at trade shows and on the internet.
Launch the gallery at the top of the page to view photos of Vergara and hubby Joe Manganiello out and about on his birthday.