Actress Tara Reid, who has appeared in all six installments of Syfy’s “Sharknado” franchise, filed a lawsuit against production company the Asylum alleging that her likeness was used without her consent on beer cans and slot machines, The New York Post’s Page Six reports.
“According to the suit, her contract included a provision barring the producers from using her likeness on products related to gambling, alcohol, tobacco, or sex, without her written permission,” The Post reports. “The suit alleges that the Asylum violated the agreement by signing a deal with U.K. beer manufacturer Northern Monk Brewing Co. to produce ‘Sharknado’ beer. The suit also states that Asylum entered into a contract to put Reid’s likeness on slot machines and video gambling devices. The suit alleges that Reid ‘did not and would not endorse such products.’”
The report adds: “Reid is seeking punitive damages of $100 million, which the suit describes as ‘an amount sufficiently large to set a public example of deterrence.’”
Syfy and Aristocrat Technologies, the slot machine manufacturer, are also named as defendants.
The Post also notes: “According to contracts attached to the suit, Reid was paid $125,000 to appear in ‘Sharknado 5’ and $175,000 to appear in the sixth installment, ‘The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time.’”