A Fox News Channel host who filed a $5 million lawsuit last year over a toy hamster has settled amicably with the toy’s manufacturer, Hasbro.
Harris Faulkner, who’s seen on FNC’s “Fox Report” and “Outnumbered,” sued over the “Harris Faulkner” hamster.
Faulkner and Hasbro issued a joint statement that reads:
“Harris Faulkner and Hasbro are pleased to report that the lawsuit filed by Ms. Faulkner last year has been settled amicably. Ms. Faulkner took action against Hasbro because it was selling a child’s toy — a plastic toy named Harris Faulkner. Ms. Faulkner argued that she did not consent to have her name or image associated in any way with the manufacture and/or sale of this toy and that, as a journalist, she never endorses companies’ products. In defending the lawsuit, Hasbro contended that its Littlest Pet Shop toy was not named for Ms. Faulkner and did not look like Ms. Faulkner in any way. The ‘Harris Faulkner’ toy is no longer manufactured or sold by Hasbro. However, since there still may be ‘Harris Faulkner’ toys or packaging with the ‘Harris Faulkner’ name in the stream of commerce, Ms. Faulkner reiterates that she has not endorsed or approved this product. The parties will not comment further on the litigation or its settlement.”
The lawsuit claimed that the “Harris Faulkner” hamster bore a resemblance to the news anchor.