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Posted on Sat, Oct. 23, 2004

Zeta-Jones sues Nevada adult club that allegedly used her image in ads

Associated Press

Catherine Zeta-Jones has sued a Nevada adult club she said used her image for advertising and promotion without her permission.

The lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S District Court in Los Angeles said The Spice House, which bills itself as "Reno's friendliest topless cabaret," displayed her picture on "numerous pages" of its Web site, sometimes alongside partially nude women.

That created the false impression the actress "endorsed or approved of the sexually explicit content" and could "dilute the value of her celebrity endorsement," the suit states.

The star of "Chicago" and "Intolerable Cruelty" has never authorized the club or its owner, Wesglow Resources, to display her image, according to the lawsuit. She seeks unspecified damages and an order barring further use of her likeness.

A call to The Spice House's executive office was not immediately returned.

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