Russian supermodel recordsdata $20mil lawsuit towards Ralph Lauren, HBO
A Russian supermodel filed a $20 million lawsuit on Monday towards Ralph Lauren Corp. and HBO in New York Supreme Courtroom for unauthorized use of her photographs.
Anastassia Khozissova, the ex-girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius, alleged in 2004 that Ralph Lauren himself approached her to be a muse for a variety of his collections—together with the highly-desired e-book, “Diary of a Assortment,” which options “intimate and breathtaking pictures.”
“Ms. Khozissova’s magnificence is simply matched by her large expertise,” stated Michel Botbol, Senior Vice-President and Inventive Director for Ralph Lauren Corp.’s Womenwear, on the time.
In 2014, the mannequin found “an elaborate fraud scheme inside Ralph Lauren Corp.” which resulted in her ouster on the firm. Consequently, she has “suffered severely, together with lack of sleep, lack of ambition, and a sever profession disaster,” the lawsuit alleges.
Ralph Lauren continues to make use of Khozissova’s photographs and she or he was featured in HBO’s documentary “Very Ralph,” which airs on streaming providers and the web.
Her pictures may be seen on the Ralph Lauren retailer in Moscow and the Polo Bar 1 on the Higher East Facet.
The mannequin, who has not been compensated, says Ralph Lauren Corp. and HBO used her pictures, picture, movie and different likeness with out her written consent.
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