Ellen DeGeneres and Sandra Bullock have teamed up to go after fake endorsement ads featuring their likeness.
- Imagery of both celebs have been used in a variety of digital ads for beauty and anti-aging products.
- However, neither of them have signed on to endorse the products.
- The suit points out that the ads appear to be built using templates and feature a variety of product names and fake quotes and claims from DeGeneres and Bullock.
- The lawsuit alleges the ads violate the stars’ right to publicity as well as accusing the ads of false advertising and unfair competition.
- Interestingly, the suit doesn’t name the companies and individuals behind the ads, instead using references to “defendant Does 1 through 100,” presumably because it’s difficult to track down who’s behind the ads.
- The paperwork says the lawsuit will be updated once the defendants can be identified.