The Word: Scarlett Johansson sues novelist
Scarlett Johansson has a thing for the written word. And that thing is: She doesn’t like it.
The actress is suing over the use of her name in “The First Thing We Look At,” a French novel by Gregoire Delacourt, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The book features a character first believed to be Johansson until it is later revealed she is a look-alike. Johansson is seeking compensation and damages for “breach and fraudulent use of personal rights,” and she’s also seeking a ban on “future transfer of rights and adaptations of the book.” Delacourt, for his part, is “stunned” by the suit and says he chose Johannson for the story because she is the “epitome of beauty today.”
He’s probably also “stunned” because you know how much money novelists make compared to movie stars? Hint: It’s not a lot.