Kelleth Cuthbert — the “Fiji Water Girl” who became a sensation after appearing in the background of red-carpet photographs at the Golden Globes — has released a statement about her lawsuit against the brand.
On Thursday she filed suit,claiming Fiji used her image for promotional purposes without her permission.
“Suing Fiji Water was a last resort for Ms. Cuthbert, who had hoped to discreetly resolve this dispute,” a statement from her team says.
“Fiji Water used her image without a contract, without consent, and without paying her, all for Fiji Water’s financial gain. Models make a living off the use of their image. No one would expect other professions to work for free . . . She just wants what is fair.”
A rep for Fiji called the suit “frivolous and entirely without merit.”
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