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Mark Spitz

My Mustache Was Violated

... By Pill Company

2/4/2014 5:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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No one abuses Mark Spitz's trademark mustache and gets away with it ... so says Mark Spitz, who claims a pill company had the balls to jack his follically-enhanced image to hawk energy pills without permission.

The U.S. Olympic legend has filed a lawsuit against New Vitality -- an online vitamin and supplement company that allegedly used an old-school photo of Mark in an ad for one of their products called PowerQ10.

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In the ad, Spitz gives a testimonial about how much he loves to use the product to support his energy levels and heart health.

Problem is, Mark says he never agreed to allow the company to use his name, his image or his mustache to endorse any New Vitality product and now he's looking for big fat check to make things right. He also wants punitive damages.

We reached out to New Vitality -- so far, no word back.

#MustacheJustice.

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4 COMMENTS

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1.

Robert    

I've dealt with this guy before and so have friends of mine on other business matters. Spitz thinks the whole world owes him something for his celebrity.

229 days ago
2.

Roman Moroni    

I grew up with him & like him but dude don't lower yourself to punitive damages

229 days ago
3.

Rigby    

He should be thankful someone would even think to use his washed up name..

229 days ago
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Vote2012    

I never liked this guy I think he comes across as an arrogant know it all. I saw him speak one time at a business conference and seems like a pompous fool. Most people alive today have no clue who he is and really do t care how many metals he won.

229 days ago

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