Tara Reid has filed papers to dismiss her $100 million lawsuit against cable network Syfy and The Asylum, the makers of the schlocky Syfy ‘Sharknado’ franchise, in which she starred as April Wexler, for “false endorsement and misappropriation of celebrity likeness” involving “manufacturers of slot machines, gambling products, and beer makers, who in turn have marketed their product with her likeness, and continue to wrongfully trade and profit therefrom… for a commercial purpose without her consent.” Reid filed the lawsuit in December after she discovered that her likeness had been used on a ‘Sharknado’ slot machine, and attested that the manufacturer and licensors reaped millions in profits from them.
Reid’s original contract specifically stated that her likeness could not be used to sell or promote “alcohol, tobacco, gambling, hygiene, or sexual products.”
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According to the original documents:
“[Reid] alleges that defendants and each of them without her knowledge and prior written consent misappropriated her likeness for the commercial purpose of endorsing by implication gambling products and alcoholic beverages.”
It went further to state that Syfy and The Asylum:
“wrongfully licensed the rights to use Tara Reid’s likeness (which they do not own) to manufacturers of slot machines, gambling products, and beer makers, who in turn have marketed their products with her likeness, and continue to wrongfully trade and profit therefrom.”
Essentially, Reid discovered that ‘Sharknado’ slot machines existed and included her likeness.
But, on April 18, Reid filed new papers to dismiss the case.
In legal papers obtained by The Blast, it stated that these papers served as “notice of dismissal pursuant to federal rules of civil procedure” filing notes that “this action is dismissed by the Plaintiff(s) in its entirety.”
There is no further information, but it wouldn’t be too out there to assume they cut her a check and she called it a day. After all, the ‘Sharknado’ franchise is pretty dead, so this might be her last pay-out from it.