Model-turned-mogul Tyra Banks doesn’t appreciate her identity being used to sell wigs — for 10 different companies! She filed a lawsuit against all of the wigmakers for $10 million in damages, TMZ reports.
In the suit, Banks claims that the companies used her “name, photograph, image, and identity” to sell their hair line. Three examples of this, according to TMZ, is “The Yaki straight [Tyra-Banks style] wig,” the Tyra Banks custom lace wig #046, Tyra Banks inspired human hair wig” which retails for a hefty $300.
Her name, Banks added in the case, has morphed into this high-profile monster brand. As a result, it’s much too valuable and powerful to be used without her consent. The lawsuit points to her IMDB profile, which is a total of 11 pages, as evidence (as if we needed it) to prove her ultimate worth.
All ten of these companies, who may have thought they could get away with it, are being sued by the former supermodel to “stop the sale of the infringing products.” Ouch! Sorry guys, Tyra has spoken. You’re no longer in the running to becoming America’s Next Top Wigmaker.