There are basically two objects of a lawsuit in such cases, either to earn a quick buck or to defend one’s reputation. We leave this to you to decide for what reason these celebs went to court.
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Critics claim that there hasn’t been much change in her even after visiting the rehab thrice. She probably thought of striking a gold mine after watching a commercial in 2010. During the Super Bowl in that year, there was commercial featuring babies and a reference was made to ‘milkaholic Lindsay’ in that. She claimed that the reference was to embarrass her because of her addiction issues. A claim of $100 million was filed against E Trade for the commercial. According to a source, the matter was settled outside court and she walked away with some decent cash.
Discovered by Eminem in 2002, 50 cent or Curtis James Jackson rose to fame in short time. The worldwide sales of his albums have crossed 30 million. Right from a Grammy award to Billboard music awards, he has won many awards for his music. The social media team of the world famous Taco bell chain approached him for a request that the rapper did not like.
In order to promote their new menu they had asked him to come by their drive through, rap and order food. They even wanted him to change his name to 79, 89 or 99 cent for a day, this caught a lot of public attention. The angry rap star sued the chain and actually won the suit and the amount paid to him is still undisclosed.
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Ron was busy with his regular schedule when he came to know about a strange thing mentioned about him on Wikipedia. As you know that anyone can make changes to pages on Wikipedia, someone went ahead and mentioned that Ron was gay. Ron has a happy stable relationship with his wife Rosemarie DeWitt. He got pissed and sued Wikipedia to disclose the identity of the person who made the change to his profile.
Since the identity was not available, Livingston filed a suit against the unknown ‘John Doe.’ In the meanwhile, someone created a fake Facebook account and mentioned Ron as gay. Seeing that the troubles were increasing and there wasn’t much to be done to find the identity of the John Doe, the suit was dropped.
Many times, it is quite the opposite as well. People are trying to make some dough off the celebs, which is the reason that they have a battery of lawyers at bay.