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Mother on the Offensive over Dead Soldier T's

4/23/2008 3:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The mother of a soldier killed in Iraq is now fighting for her dead son -- against a T-shirt company.
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Robin Read is furious with Lifeweaver, LLC for using her 21-year-old son's name -- along with other U.S. soldiers who've perished in Iraq -- on anti-war T-shirts that read "Bush Lied" and "They Lied." Read alleges her son's name was used without permission and that the T's have been sold for profit -- so she's suing Lifeweaver for a cool $10 million over the emotional distress it's caused her.

Read's council wrote a letter to Lifeweaver on September 24, 2007, telling them to remove her son's name by October 15, 2007. That didn't happen ... so this lawsuit just did.

An email to reps at Lifeweaver, LLC has yet to be returned.

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MAC    

It's "Bush Lied" and "They Died" - jeez get a copy editor.

2273 days ago
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McBride    

I hope she wins, and then some.

2273 days ago
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Mike    

Using a dead hero for profit. Hmmm....sounds like something a T-shirt company would do. Good going, Mom. You're a idiot too.

2273 days ago
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Ashley    

I think she should get every penny she's suing them for...Her son died fighting for the jackass who printed that crap...My husband is fighting over there now, and God forbid if he were to die, and someone printed his name for money on the back of a shirt criticizing his commander and cheif that he followed and served proudly...you best believe I would sue too! Plus, she already warned them once!!

2273 days ago
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CVD    

GOOD for her.

2273 days ago
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jollyex    

Amen Ashley.

2273 days ago
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jr    

How dare they use soldiers names who actually BELIEVE in what they are doing for these types of Jackasses to be allowed the freedom to have their own business and print that type of propaganda! HELLO????????

2273 days ago
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Sunshine    

I hope she wins! Go girl... get every damn penny!


Sunshine ~ Proud Army of 10 years and going....

2273 days ago
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Matt    

She should fight this all the way, to clear the good name of any soldier who died, and his name is being used illegally by these bottom-feeders at the T-shirt company. Protest is one thing, but exploiting dead soldiers for your sick political agenda is not free speech, it is immoral crap. SUE the creeps!! Put this t-shirt company out of business.

2273 days ago
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AznLA    

100% there with you, Ashley.

2273 days ago
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kristin    

People really need to show more respect to our soldiers. Unbelievable. I hope she puts them out of business.

2273 days ago
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nick hogan is a killer    

Ashley is in the 28% of people who still approve of Bush. Blind patriotism is blind.

2273 days ago
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Jemima Puddleduck    

Good for you mom! Disgusting. Whether or not you agree or approve those young men and women are doing what they think is right and the loss of their precious lives should not make someone a profit.

2273 days ago
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Sophie    

I dont care for Bush but what t-shirt company is doing is wrong.
She asked and warned them and they did nothing.
I hope she win's

2273 days ago
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rjinchi    

Well - Bush Lied and they did die, however a t-shirt company making a profit off of it all is not cool - the profits are all going to Haliburton and Cheney......

2273 days ago
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