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Marilyn Monroe

Bombshell Lawsuit

Targets Greasy Spoons

2/7/2014 6:43 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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A restaurant chain is being sued for millions for allegedly stealing Marilyn Monroe.

MM Cafe -- a chain of Marilyn-themed restaurants -- has her images plastered throughout the eating joints and according to a new lawsuit -- MM was supposed to pay a PP (pretty penny) in return ... but didn't.

The suit shows the ongoing power of the Marilyn Monroe brand.  MM Cafe agreed to pay $1 million a year for 20 years in return for the use of Marilyn's images.  But the dead actress' estate claims like Marilyn, they were stiffed.

The Marilyn Monroe Estate is suing for the remaining amount on the contract -- a whopping $18.35 million.

Gentlemen prefer payment.

21 COMMENTS

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IDATEDASQUIRTER    

I would have done her in door # 2

73 days ago
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CelebJustice    

"But the dead actress' estate claims like Marilyn, they were stiffed.'

Stay classy TMZ *eyeroll*

73 days ago
3.

miss b    

"But the dead actress' estate claims like Marilyn, they were stiffed."


Tacky TMZ, Tacky.

73 days ago
4.

Nickel64    

How long is her estate going to be leeching of her name? For eternity?

73 days ago
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Eye roll     

"Target greasy spoons"????!!!! Like who writes this crap??

73 days ago
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Eye roll     

"Target greasy spoons"????!!!! Like who writes this crap??

73 days ago
7.

Gsharon 710    

Dang TMZ, when it comes to reporting about the deceased, your choice of words......not cool, down right disrespectful !

73 days ago
8.

click    

Who exactly is "Marilyn Monroe Estate " are they family members? or just some goons cashing in

73 days ago
9.

Gsharon 710    

TMZ, your choice of words concerning the deceased, is sometimes very disrespectful.

73 days ago
10.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Marilyn Monroe is responsible for Columbine

73 days ago
11.

Machelle    

"Like Marilyn, they were stiffed". TMZ, you will NEVER be accused of being a reputable, legitimate news agency. You become more and more classless everyday.

73 days ago
12.

immamamma    

Oh please, her estate has made more money off her than she ever has. Why the dramam over money? Let her continue to rip and let her legacy live on...

73 days ago
13.

ShanesGirl    

A million bucks a year? That's a pp considering I've never heard of the restaurant. Must be a west coast place.

73 days ago
14.

Dez    

Had I owned the cafe, I would eagerly take down the photos and replace them with artist renditions. Then, the pompous corporation demanding money would be up **** creek, because it would not be copyright infringement or whatever it is they're citing as reason for payment.

73 days ago
15.

xtina     

Wow, whoever wrote this article is low class and thinks they are funny when they are NOT. Good luck trying to find a real writing job.

67 days ago

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