Rihanna Sues Topshop for $5 Million!

Posted by: on May 17, 2013 | No Comments

The Diamonds singer has filed a lawsuit against the chain for using an unauthorised image of her on their t-shirt

Topshop could be in big trouble as it’s emerged that they are being sued by none other than Rihanna!

Apparently the popular high street store has refused to stop selling the t-shirts, featuring an unauthorised image of the star, even though the stars party has reportedly told them to stop.

After months of negotiations, the Barbados born beauty has taken legal action after the clothing brand failed to remove the t-shirt from their shelves.

A source has said: “Rihanna’s management asked Topshop a number of times to stop selling her image and were told, ‘We do what we want.”

It is said that the store bought the images from a photographer, but have not paid the artist licensing fees.

The source added: “Even though the UK laws don’t protect the artist, she has decided to move forward and sue Topshop. She has spent almost $1 million in litigation at this point. She says it’s the principle, and wants to make a statement about it. They are taking advantage of artists. It is just exploitation. What they are doing is wrong.”

So far the singer, who has a clothing line with Topshop rival River Island, has not commented about the case on her Twitter account.  Guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens next!