Woody Allen sues over rabbi billboard


Woody Allen is suing a clothing company for advertisements showing the actor dressed as a rabbi.


Allen filed a $10 million lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan against American Apparel Inc. for using an image from one of the filmmaker’s movies of him dressed as a rabbi.

The text of the billboard and online ads, which were published without Allen’s consent, read “The Holy Rebbe” in Yiddish.


The billboards were put up last May in New York and Hollywood. Allen does not commercially endorse any products in the United States, the suit said.

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