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Rihanna Suing Topshop For $5 Million

Published on May 18, 2013 by   ·   No Comments

Rihanna1-250x350Rihanna is reportedly suing Topshop for $5 million because the British clothing company is selling T-shirts with her face on them — without her consent.

But there’s a hitch.

In the U.K., companies can buy the photos they use for images on clothing, for example, and don’t have to pay the featured celebrity a fee for licensing their image. They simply need to compensate the photographer for his or her picture.

And while Rihanna knows that, reports the New York Post, she still filed a lawsuit in London, mostly because a source tells the paper Topshop allegedly told her, “Go to hell. We don’t care; we are going to continue selling you.”

The paper’s source says Rihanna is suing on “principle” because she “wants to make a statement” about Topshop “taking advantage of artists.”

“It is just exploitation,” adds the Post’s sourceFollow @Infocelebrity on Twitter!

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