Pop star and actress, Selena Gomez, is currently suing a mobile game company for $10 million. The lawsuit claims that Clothes Forever - A Styling Game uses the star's image and likeness without her consent, presenting an in-game character that looks identical to Gomez's recent cover of Flare magazine.
Gomez is suing both Guangzhou Feidong Software Technology Co. and MutantBox Interactive Limited, the creators of the game. Not only is she bringing the companies to court, but her representatives also criticized the game's use of microtransactions, calling it an "unsavory practice."
This might remind you of the time that Lindsay Lohan sued Rockstar for supposedly using her likeness in Grand Theft Auto V, a lawsuit that she eventually lost. In Gomez's case though, the use of her likeness is much more evident, as the game copies her outfit, accessories, and pose to a tee, only flipping the image horizontally.
Clothes Forever - A Styling game also contains images that very closely resemble the likenesses of Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and Kim Kardashian, so it's fairly likely that this won't be the last lawsuit the game faces. We doubt many of you are playing Clothes Forever - A Styling Game, but if you are, don't be surprised to see it disappear from mobile game stores some time soon.
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