Hilary Swank sues home-audio firm

Los Angeles, May 15: Actress Hilary Swank has filed a lawsuit against a home-audio company for using her pictures without her permission.

The actress filed the lawsuit in a Los Angeles court May 10 against Robert’s Home Audio, its video and its proprietor Randall Cordero and Cordero Studios, claiming that they were using her name and image in their ads without her permission, reports aceshowbiz.com.

The complaint read: “Defendants did not ask for or receive Ms. Swank’s permission to use her photograph, identity or persona in the advertisements or otherwise to associate with Defendants’ companies or to market Defendants’ commercial products or services.”

It, however, didn’t offer details on how the images were used.

The Oscar-winner is suing for misappropriation of right of publicity/privacy and negligence, and is seeking unspecified damages.