May 23, 2005 04:27:19 GMT
Catherine Zeta-Jones lawsuit over a Nevada strip club's use of her image will be transferred to a federal court there
An October lawsuit filed by actress Catherine Zeta-Jones over a Nevada strip club, Reno-based The Spice House, for allegedly using her image for its advertising on its Web site without her permission will be transferred to a federal court there. A judge has, on Thursday, granted a change of venue request by the club owner, who claimed the club didn't have links to California.
Zeta-Jones, whose image was sometimes displayed alongside partially nude women, has felt harmed. Further, the actress felt that her displayed image could create the false impression that she "endorsed or approved of the sexually explicit content" and could "dilute the value of her celebrity endorsement." Due to that fact, she's seeking unspecified damages and an order barring further use of her likeness.