Allen, American Apparel Settle Suit for $5M

Filmmaker had sued over the use of his image in advertising
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 18, 2009 11:14 AM CDT
Actor-director Woody Allen, center, arrives to the federal courthouse in New York today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – American Apparel has agreed to settle Woody Allen’s lawsuit for $5 million, a spokeswoman for the filmmaker said. Allen appeared today at a Manhattan courthouse, where he had sued the Los Angeles-based clothing manufacturer over its advertising last year for $10 million. He claimed the company did not have permission to use a doctored frame of him from Annie Hall on billboards and on a website. (Read more Woody Allen stories.)