Scarlett Johansson is suing for €50,000 (£41,000) in damages the author and publisher of a novel that features a character who closely resembles her.
The American actress claims that La Première Chose qu’On Regarde (The First Thing We Look At) violates her privacy and constitutes a “fraudulent and illicit use of her name, her fame and her image” for commercial gain – allegations the book’s publisher has dismissed as “crazy”.
According to Vincent Toledano, the 28-year old actress’s lawyer, the bestselling work by Grégoire Delacourt, published in March last year, also contains “defamatory claims about her private life”.
I really like the work that Scarlett Johansson does. Just her voice alone in the movie Her was brilliant.
But this lawsuit shows that she has zero understanding of creative rights, a greed beyond bounds, and is destined to be a transient footnote in what could have otherwise been a lasting career.
Because she is a rank amateur at heart.
What’s the difference between a shitty little child amateur and an adult professional who lasts?
Bette Davis admitted to being a fan of the song and approached Carnes and the songwriters to thank them for making her “a part of modern times.”
Wikipedia says a citation is needed for that. My own memory provides my own citation: I remember Davis being on talk shows at the time and she was flattered by the song.
If anyone could have sued over “appropriation,” it could have been Bette Davis.
But such a thought never entered her mind.
And that is the difference, Scarlett, between a shitty little child amateur and an adult professional who lasts.
Now drop your goddammed lawsuit.
You look like a fucking moron.