Filing lawsuits has perhaps become an obsession for many Hollywood stars we love and respect. These celebs tend to find themselves in some courtroom or the other more often than other people do. Often, they can be seen defending themselves against an individual or an organization trying to rob them of their wealth and popularity.
While it might be completely justified for these celebrities to make full use of the legal system in order to settle some of the most absurd issues, such crazy celebrity lawsuits might tickle your funny bone. Below are some of the most ridiculous lawsuits that have involved some of the biggest names from the show business.
Kim Kardashian vs. Old Navy
Kimberly Noel Kardashian is a media personality, socialite, entrepreneur, and reality television star who garnered worldwide fame with her family’s reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians on the E! Network. Kim is pretty much particular about the image she holds in public and therefore, didn’t think twice before filing a lawsuit against Old Navy for using a model named Melissa Molinaro, who looked exactly like her, in a commercial. As per reports, Melissa is the girl who had a fling with none other than Reggie Bush, Kardashian’s former flame. This seemed to have worked as a catalyst that propelled the socialite to file the lawsuit. Kim thereby joined a host of celebs in bringing a lawsuit against an advertising agency that misappropriated her identity and personality as well. However, the case was eventually resolved in the year 2012.
Lindsay Lohan vs. E-Trade
The American actress, businesswoman, and fashion designer has charmed all and sundry with her performance in Freaky Friday, The Parent Trap, and Mean Girls. Lindsay Lohan has been involved in many a lawsuit that had been filed against her. That might be a reason why she hated being a defendant and preferred to play the plaintiff this time. She threatened to file a lawsuit against E*Trade, a financial giant. Reason? One of their commercials featured a baby who was the actress’ namesake. Now, Lohan was of the opinion that the name, Lindsay was identifiable enough, taking the context of the commercial into account. She thought that E*Trade was making a mockery of her. However, she has dropped the lawsuit.
Michael Jordan vs. Allen Heckard
If you are an NBA fan, the name of Michael Jordan is bound to ring a bell. The legendary figure in the National Basketball Association has inspired many a youngster to take up basketball as a career. He went on to become a member at the FIBA Hall of Fame in the year 2015. However, he never expected that there would be someone who would exactly be his spitting image. Allen Heckard filed a lawsuit worth $832 million against Nike and Michael Jordan with a claim that having a resemblance to the basketball legend has led him to undergo a lot of emotional duress. If you have somehow noticed Heckard, it’s easy to find him dressing up exactly like Jordan and this probably created a lot of confusion.
Miley Cyrus vs. Lucile J. Kim
Miley Cyrus has attained an iconic status in the field of pop, hip hop, and country-pop. Her personal life, performances, and public image have often been under the scanner and has received worldwide media coverage. She started off as a child star and has established herself as one of the most successful entertainers. It was the year 2009 when Lucile J. Kim, a woman from Los Angeles, filed a $4-billion lawsuit against Miley after a photo depicted the pop star looking with slanted eyes. It was actually a group shot of Miley Cyrus and her friends. According to Kim, each and every Asian-Pacific Islander residing in Los Angeles County deserved an apology and damages amounting to $4000. Miley, later on, apologized for the pose and the lawsuit was eventually dropped after nine months.
There is no dearth of crazy lawsuits filed by our favorite stars, although the ones listed above certainly take the cake away when it comes to the level of craziness. Some of the disputes had been resolved, while some had been settled outside the court. Also, there are certain cases where the defendant had to cough up millions of dollars to pay the plaintiff in order to get out of the quagmire.