Tara Reid is suing the producers of the Sharknado franchise.
The actress has accused them of misappropriating her likeness and image “for a commercial purpose without her consent” – including slot machines and alcoholic beverages.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Tara is suing Asylum Entertainment and SYFY Media Productions for $100 million in damages.
The suit claims that the defendants “wrongfully licensed the rights to use Tara Reid’s likeness (which they do not own) to manufacturers of slot machines, gambling products, and beer makers, who in turn have marketed their products with her likeness, and continue to wrongfully trade and profit therefrom.”
The suit also alleged that the defendants made “millions of dollars in profits … from the marketing, sale, lease, and distribution of Sharknado slot machines bearing the likeness of Plaintiff Tara Reid.”
The documents state, “As such, the actions of the Defendants were malicious and oppressive and justify an award of punitive and exemplary damages in an amount sufficiently large to set a public example of deterrence, and in an amount no less than $100,000,000.00.”
The actress is suing for false endorsement and misappropriation of celebrity likeness, breach of contract, wrongful appropriation of likeness, and is reportedly demanding a jury trial.