Katherine Heigl Sues Duane Reade Over Photo

The lawsuit says Heigl was recently photographed by paparazzi in New York City as she left a Duane Reade pharmacy and that the company is using the picture for commercial gain

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014  |  Updated 10:33 AM EDT
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Katherine Heigl Sues Duane Reade Over Photo

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** FILE ** In this May 31, 2008 file photo, actress Katherine Heigl arrives at the 7th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Weeks, File)

Emmy-award winning actress Katherine Heigl has sued Duane Reade Inc., saying the company is using a picture of her leaving one of its pharmacies in its promotional materials.

The 35-year-old who acted in the television series "Grey's Anatomy," and in movies including "Knocked Up" and "27 Dresses," is seeking at least $6 million in damages. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Manhattan.
 
A Duane Reade spokesman did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
 
The lawsuit says Heigl was recently photographed by paparazzi in New York City as she left a Duane Reade pharmacy. It says the company is exploiting the actress' image for commercial gain despite her objection.
 
The complaint says Heigl plans to donate any lawsuit proceeds to a charitable foundation that helps animals.

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