Date: 24th January 2003
Multi-Millionaire actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is suing an Ohio car dealership for $18 million over its unauthorised use of a tiny photo of him to sell cars.
The star of the Terminator movies claims the thumbprint-sized photo was reproduced without his permission and violated his self-imposed ban on appearing in commercials in the US.
Though legal experts said the amount was excessive, Schwarzenegger's lawyer said the actor was asking for $18 million because the actor has been offered similar sums for commercial endorsements.
Source: Press Release