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Rihanna sues Topshop over use of photo on t-shirt

Rihanna sues Topshop over use of photo on t-shirt

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Rihanna is suing well-known U.K. fashion company Topshop. 

According to "BBC News," the pop singer has officially taken legal action over a t-shirt with her photograph on it that's being sold by the chain.  Rihanna is claiming that Topshop has misled fans into thinking the t-shirt was merchandise endorsed by her - when in fact the image was taken by a freelance photographer "without her permission" while shooting the video for "We Found Love" in Northern Ireland in 2011. She is asking for $5 million in damages, claiming that Topshop put her reputation at risk. 

Topshop, however is saying that they have the right to print the image as it was legally acquired by the photographer.  The company also claims that Rihanna's team has contacted them several times "asking for products for her to wear" since threats of legal action were made. 

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