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Saturday, 7 November 2015

Footballer Frank Ribery to sue CNN for $1.5m over image rights infringement with cryotherapy photo

France and Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery is seeking $1.5 million in damages from US cable news channel CNN for using his image in a story about the death of a woman in a cryotherapy chamber, his lawyer said on Friday

CNN ran a story last month,exactly on October 28 about the death of Chelsea Ake-Salvacion, a 24-year-old American woman who was found dead in a cryotherapy tank in a Nevada spa.

CNN used a photo showing Franck Ribery's head while the footballer used a similar machine, which many high-level sportsmen often do. An error on the cable network's part, as they immediately took down the picture and post but that was not enough to stop people from noticing.

"It results from this publication that the photograph of Mr. Franck Ribery has been associated to a woman's death related to the cryotherapy treatment," Ribery's lawyer Carlo Alberto Brusa said.

"Mr. Franck Ribery, a world-famous professional soccer player and former member of the France national soccer team, has never given his permission and consent to the use of this photograph -- and therefore of his image -- related to the aforesaid publication."

Brusa said the use of the photo was an "illegal association, which constitutes an infringement of the personality rights and the French image right, is a wrongdoing for which you are responsible and which obliges you to repair all the damages suffered by Mr. Franck Ribery and his family following this morbid publication and the public reactions provoked".

34 comments:

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@lwkmd_naija - follow on instagram/twitter said...

He don hammer

Anonymous said...

good
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GREAtson Vieriche CJ said...

CNN sef, dem dey sabi look for trouble sha. Sometimes they are just too unprofessional. He deserves his money joor. (In his dreams though)

edDREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Free money for him thats all i knw....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

BONARIO NNAGS said...

LOL easy Ribery, at least it made you make the news after being sidelined for a long while due to injury.


~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Anonymous said...

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Bonita Bislam said...

I support him jare.Some mistakes are too costly not to fetch one some dollars

chuks Change Agent said...

If it were in Nigeria, the TV station will tell you to go to hell and the court will concur

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Like I understood wat I just read

anita gold said...

Free money can be sweet to spend enh

øℓûwД¢øℓℓî₪§ said...

Dem must pay!!!! CNN oya san wo.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Serves them right. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Serves them right. Linda take note!

Ngene Olivia said...

Lolz, no be small thing
















#It WiLL oNLy gEt beTTer
#It MuSt End In PrAise

pay chenco said...

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha

kings11ng said...

Sue there stupid ass jare. CNN => constant negative news

Ichebi Christian said...

CNN is just like america's NTA
Always error on fleek

Queen Kunta said...

Lol go make some money. Na wa. Everywhere I turn sue this sue that. I'm going to sue Linda for not releasing comments fast

christie benjamin said...

Where have he been? Been like months he's not playing.

Ron Linus said...

We all see people sueing buh never get to see how the matter ends, this will prolly end in CNN apologizing

Anonymous said...

Another stream of income is from your lawyer.

ary said...

Both parties will reach a settlement

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Dis guy don hammer and I pray he wins d case so dat dis wil teach dis CNN a big lesson.

Comment frm ROYAL PRIESTHOOD (royalpriesthood007@gmail.com)

israel david said...

Lol...my thoughts exactly.

timileyin blessing said...

Bad way to make cool money,his just looking for cheap money. TIMILEYIN BLESSING

Anonymous said...

Hmmm,see sueing Tinz oooo

Amaka Ngenegbo said...

Just a paltry 1.5 mil. He is even being lenient. Oyinbo can sue for anything sha....lol.































#TeamBlessed#

Amaka Ngenegbo said...

Nice move! These mistakes by CNN is one too many. Someone needs to put them in their place.



















#TeamBlessed#

-D great Anonymous said...

Finally, someone with nerves sues CNN...
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

All you always do is sit down and post negativity only. such an irritant. Can you even kick a ball? Do you know what it takes to get an injury and still go back into the field? Do you know they put their lives at risk? Yes they get paid so what but what's money compared to life? Yes they are not complaining because it's their passion and working hard at same time also neither is it your money before you start shouting tax payers money. So shut your stupid smelly trap and go and be useful to yourself. Pray that someone finds you useful just like the managed to dash you Nokia lumia you this scallywag. You disgust me for having no human empathy. Idiot! Mr Notice me. I must be amongst the first few to comment. Hissssss.

TAMARA SPLASH said...

Ok

RareSpecie Z said...

BOLLOCKS!!!

Anonymous said...

You are right. CNN is making a lot of silly mistakes. They are becoming complacent

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