Date: 20th May 2009

Woody Allen wins $5m settlement

Woody Allen has won a $5m (3.3m) out-of-court settlement from American Apparel after the US company used his image on adverts without consent.

He sued the clothing firm for using an image of him from his 1977 film Annie Hall without permission on billboards.

The firm had initially planned to bring up his personal life in its defence.

American Apparel had argued Allen was not worth the $10m he was originally seeking because of the controversy surrounding his family life.

Source: Press Release