Drew Barrymore, worth $125M, and Walmart sued for copying fabric design studio's pillow patterns
Apparently, the 'Santa Clarita Diet' actress and the big box store ripped off the fabric design studio's work and were selling it as their own
Drew Barrymore has gotten herself involved a brand new controversy. The actress, along with Walmart, is being sued for allegedly copying a fabric design studio's patterns for pillows.
A lawsuit was filed against the actress and Walmart for copyright infringement. Apparently, the 'Santa Clarita Diet' actress and the retail giant ripped off the fabric design studio's work and were selling it as their own.
The suit, which was obtained by TMZ, claims that Drew copied their designs of the Turkish Plume pillow patterns eventually placing them on shelves at Walmart in the Flower Home by Drew Barrymore collection.
What pushed the fabric designer to file the official lawsuit was the actress bragging about coming up with the designs herself. "One of the things I’m most proud of is that every single one is completely our own and original - we created each print that we developed for the line".
The designer says their pillows retail for between $315 and $565 and has proof that says that their designs of the Turkish Plume pillows were released back in 2015. Walmart, on the other hand, started selling Barrymore's collection just last year.
Fed up with their designs being circulated under Barrymore's name, the studio finally decided to sue her to stop sales and the profits from the designs. They are also seeking additional damages.
Will Barrymore open up her wallet to rightfully give the original creator their due? Or will she continue with her line as if nothing has happened?
Barrymore's net worth is estimated to be more than $125 million and she also owns an $8.3 million Upper East Side home. Not only does she make money as an actress but also has her own production company Flower Films and is the spokesperson and co-creative director for the Cover Girl makeup line.
Barrymore comes from a rich acting family. All of her paternal great-grandparents Maurice and Georgie Drew Barrymore, Maurice and Mae Costello, along with her paternal grandparents, John Barrymore and Dolores Costello, were actors. John was perhaps the most acclaimed actor of his generation.
Establishing herself as a bankable star, her movies have made millions since the 90s. 'Scream' made $173 million worldwide. 'The Wedding Singer' with Adam Sandler grossed $123.3 million internationally. Another movie with Sandler, '50 First Dates', made $120.9 million in North America and $198.5 million worldwide. According to reports, she commanded $10-12 million per film in 2006. Barrymore's films have reportedly grossed over $2.3 billion.