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Hilary Swank

Boys Don't Cry

But Girls File Lawsuits

5/14/2012 6:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0514_hilary_swank_tmzHilary Swank is ready to touch gloves and come out fightin' -- she's filed a lawsuit against a company in Southern California for allegedly using pics of her from "Million Dollar Baby" in their ads ... without her permission.

According to a lawsuit filed last week in L.A. Superior Court, Swank says a company called Robert's Home Audio and Video used pictures of her in their ad campaign without prior consent, a violation of her right of publicity. 

The lawsuit does not go in to detail about exactly how the images were used ... but does devote 14 pages to listing her credits and awards. Clearly someone does not have a problem publicizing themselves. 

Swank is suing for unspecified damages. 

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Smokie    

Why not a cease and desist first??? Why do you automatically go for the lawsuit???

805 days ago
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Larry    

I swear her dentures look like they were originally fitted for a Shetland Pony.

805 days ago
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sPaNkdEnALgAs    

I agree with you Re-Re....what a frickin' bit ch

805 days ago
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samson    

"Boys Don't Cry But Girls FIle lawsuits." Oh, I get it, because she was in a movie called "Boys Don't Cry". Wow, that's prreeeetty clev...actually, no, it doesn't even make sense, and I hope you're not paying somebody to come up with these.

805 days ago
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Macker1283    

Hey, if you pay her she will hang out with dictators. But if you don't, she will sue you over some ad maybe 5 people will ever see. I sense a pattern here.

805 days ago
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Jay W.     

Swank may be a Sk@nk... but I like her !

805 days ago
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static    

Probably her fugly mug was on a TV being advertised and was probably incidental.

805 days ago
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Paul Huebl    

Hilary Swank is a fine actress and has never been the subject of misconduct or allegations of being anything less than professional. She should protect her image!

805 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Frankly, I'm opposed to frivolous lawsuits over every little disgression, But Hilary Swank has made her mark in the world based solely on hard work and achievement (vs. scandal and getting naked). I see her as having every right to benefit financially when someone wants to piggyback on her success to gain for themselves. She SHOULD prevail.

805 days ago
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MGM    

Since it was from the movie, shouldn't the production company sue instead of the person they hired to be in THEIR movie?

805 days ago
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Just Sayin    

ICK! Good thing she can act.

805 days ago
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DaveT    

Million Dollar Baby was pretty cool
Clint Eastwood 2012 **==

805 days ago
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SheisHot    

Gorgeous girl and an amazing actress, love you Hilary!

805 days ago
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b    

Isn't her 15 minutes over? Has to be the ugliest Oscar winner ever

805 days ago
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RoweCatherine    

my classmate's mother makes $84/hr on the internet. She has been fired for 10 months but last month her check was $8514 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read about it on this site CashLazy.com

805 days ago
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