Rihanna Wins Lawsuit Against Topshop Over Unauthorized T-Shirt
She found money in a hopeless case.
Rihanna won her $5 million dollar lawsuit against Arcadia, the parent company of British retailer Topshop, over a sleeveless tee that bared an unapproved image of the singer.
The shirt, which featured an image of the Rihanna taken during a 2011 video shoot for “We Found Love,” was originally sold on the company’s site as the “Rihanna Tank,” but following a complaint from the singer’s camp they changed the name to “Headscarf Girl Tank,” and then again to “Icon Tank,” according to BuzzFeed.
Rihanna’s lawyers—the singer was not present at the trial—told the London court that the featured image was very similar to ones used in the promotion of her 2011 album Talk That Talk and that they felt the retail company had tricked fans into thinking Rihanna had played a part in the making of the shirt.