Zeta-Jones sues

October 25, 2004 - 11:21AM
Catherine Zeta-Jones in a still from her movie <em>The Terminal</em>.

Catherine Zeta-Jones in a still from her movie The Terminal.
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Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has sued a Nevada topless club she said used her image for advertising and promotion without her permission.

The lawsuit filed in US 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 website, 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 lawsuit says.

The star of Chicago and The Terminal has never authorised 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.
- AP
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