Rihanna sues fashion company for millions

After eight months of negotiations with UK fashion chain, Topshop, Rihanna has decided to sue the company for $5 million for selling t-shirts with her image on it without permission. According to the New York Post, a source reported that Rihanna’s team asked the fashion chain several times to stop selling the product. However, the owner, billionaire Sir Philip Green, refused. “[Topshop’s owners] buy the pictures from a photographer, but they do not pay the artist licensing fees. Unfortunately, U.K. law does not protect the artist,” the source said. Despite the disagreements between both parties, Rihanna is determined to indict the company. The singer believes it is a principle and wants to make a statement. “What is most offensive for Rihanna is that they basically told her, ‘Go to hell. We don’t care; we are going to continue selling you.’ They offered her $US 5000 and said they don’t care,” the source continued. Already having spent $1 million in litigation, Rihanna has reportedly hired international lawyer Reed Smith to file the suit in London. The garments are only being sold in the U.K. ~Rebecca Raveendran

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