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Joan Jett

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Jackie Fox

8/23/2009 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joan Jett just fired off a lawsuit against former Runaways band member Jackie Fox saying she's ticked Fox is trying to cash in on the band's name, a trademark Jett says she owns herself.



In the suit -- which reads like a "Behind the Music" of the rockin' 70s girl group -- Jett alleges her former bassist has "threatened" her business partners, claiming she also has the right to be paid for the use of the Runaways trademarks.

Jett says Fox has also been a nuisance with the production of the band's biopic, starring Kristen Stewart, saying Jackie has tried to halt filming until she sees/approves a script. According to Joan, there is no character based on Jackie in the movie.

Joan is seeking damages suffered from Fox's alleged meddling and a declaration from the court saying Fox has no right to the band name or any money made from it.

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Betty    

Joan looks like Chynna in that pic.

1855 days ago
2.

gia    

k-stew looks A LOT more like Fox than Jett!

1855 days ago
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mimi    

The blonde next to Jett is Cherie Curry, fools!

1855 days ago
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Runaways Neon    

Umm, that's not Jackie in the pic- It's Cherie Currie.
Nice-Can't wait to see if Joan tries to sue Lita Ford out of her share of the band name.
And Jackie DOES have a right to be paid from the use of the band name.

1855 days ago
5.

M    

The picture of "Jackie" is actually a picture of Cherie. Jackie is the one in the white shirt that you can sort of see behind Joan's head in her picture.

1855 days ago
6.

girlie    

That's Cherie Currie on the right...not Jackie. Just FYI

1855 days ago
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lisa lisa    

JACKIE FOX IS NOW AN ATTORNEY
IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. SHE
PROBABLY KNOWS MORE ABOUT THE
LAW THAN JOAN JETT.

1855 days ago
8.

Jeff    

That's Cherie Curry with Joan Jett, Come on it's easy to google the right photo.

1855 days ago
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Ace    

That's right, Jackie Fox IS an attorney, a HARVARD educated attorney.
And while it's only my opinion, I think Joan is only 1/5th of the Runaways equation. The Runaways became less than what they were when Cherie left, and again, they became less when Jackie left & was replaced by Vickie Blue. To call this movie a story about the Runaways & have a fabricated bass player, "Robin" is to spit in the face of the fans AND Jackie. Joan should reconsider.

1855 days ago
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PrettierThanYou    

What a stupid mistake- TMZ, you keep dropping the ball. Very bad.

1855 days ago
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magda    

1855 days ago
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D    

Those are some hard-looking dudes.

1855 days ago
13.

Helldorado    

Somebody at TMZ should have called a grown up and asked them if this was the right picture to post next to Joan.

As for Joan...
Joan, come one man (no pun intended) do be such a punk (pun intended) and accept that there were other members in the Runaways. *cough*LITA FORD*cough*

I love Joan Jett but she's being a chump regarding this.
But hey, I'm sure she '...don't give a damn about her bad reputation.' :D

1855 days ago
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sir nigel buttercrumpet    

WOO HOO! GIRL FIGHT!!!!!

1855 days ago
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CEP    

That is not Cherie Currie. Have you not seen the full picture. Cherie is beside Joan in the full picture!!!! Jackie is behind Joan!! You do know that TMZ took their faces and zoomed in. Jeez. That's pretty sad if you say that is Cherie Currie.

1855 days ago
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