Teen star MILEY CYRUS has become the focus of yet another controversy, after a
photo agency filed suit against her Disney bosses for copyright infringement in
relation to a range of HANNAH MONTANA-branded candies – which feature her face
on the packaging.
Bosses at Oklahoma-based company Glamour Shots claim the Hannah Montana
Glamour Shots Candy, placed on Disney store shelves, misleads buyers into
believing the photo agency made the treats.
The candy is packaged in a small picture frame with Cyrus featured inside.
In court documents obtained by website TMZ.com, Glamour Shots executives have
also accused Disney of false advertising and unfair competition, and are
requesting the case to go to trial to determine damages.
A spokesperson for Disney declined to comment on the suit.
Cyrus, 15, has become the subject of various debates since her pop star image
was tarnished by the release of ‘sexy’ images from a controversial photoshoot
with Annie Leibovitz for June’s (08) edition of Vanity Fair magazine.