Peter Fonda Suing Dolce & Gabbana

Peter Fonda is in the process of suing the fashion label, Dolce & Gabbana, after they created a t-shirt that featured his image from the seminal 1969 movie, Easy Rider.

Fonda filed legal papers in Los Angeles against Dolce & Gabbana and the retailer Nordstrom due to their use of the film’s character, Wyatt,.

The 73-year-old actor is suing for “injuries to his peace, happiness, goodwill [and] reputation” and is asking the company for $6million as he has claimed that they used the image without his permission.

Fonda is seeking punitive damages too, and he also wants his legal fees and a share of the profits that were made from the T-shirts to be given to him too. The garment is currently selling for $300.

The Wrap reported that Fonda’s legal document, which was filed on Friday, stated Dolce & Gabbana USA “at no time… sought permission to use his name, likeness and image for commercial purposes.”

Dolce & Gabbana have yet to comment on the matter, whilst Nordstrom have confirmed that they are aware of the legal dispute.

Recently, Rihanna looked to sue the British retailer, Topshop, as they placed her image on a t-shirt. The singer behind the likes of “Umbrella” stated that her reputation had been damaged by the attire, and that they had also duped her fans.

Lawyers for Topshop have argued Rihanna’s case though, and they have stated that she is trying to establish “an image reproduction right in the UK, whilst they then add “there is no such right.”

Dolce & Gabbana designers, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have also struggled recently with the law too, and they were each sentenced to jail in Italy last week after they were convicted of tax evasion. A judge stated that the duo hid millions of euros from tax authorities in the country.