In a drama of reality TV proportions, Kim Kardashian is out for legal blood. While she never shies away from a good endorsement deal, Kim is suing Old Navy for using a model who is her doppelganger in its recent ads.
The model, Melissa Molinaro, is featured in commercials and a faux music video (view it here) for the brand, which started airing back in February. According to TMZ, Old Navy tweeted: “@CBSNEWS reports that Old Navy’s Super CUTE star looks like @kimkardashian. #LOL. What do you think?” Kim thinks so, too, and apparently doesn’t like it.
She’s reportedly suing the brand for $15-$20 million. A statement from her lawyer reads, “Kim Kardashian is immediately recognizable, and is known for her look and style. Her identity and persona are valuable. When her intellectual property rights are violated, she intends to enforce them.”
In a twist that has nothing to do with the case, the model in question, Molinaro, is currently dating Reggie Bush, who dated Kim for several years. Drama!