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“Goodfellas” star Ray Liotta has settled a lawsuit against a skin cream company which he claimed used doctored before-and-after photos of the actor without authorization in an online ad campaign, according to court documents obtained Tuesday.

Liotta sued Nerium International in Los Angeles federal court last March, contending that the Texas company doctored his image for an ad campaign to market NeriumAD skin cream on Facebook, Twitter, Google and other social network sites.

A settlement notice was filed by Liotta’s lawyers on Dec. 22, giving no details of the accord. Attorneys could not immediately be reached for comment.

In its answer to the complaint, Nerium countered that several of its partners posted pictures on various sites, “with text that mistakenly referred to the pictures depicting Ray Liotta,” and the company “did not make or authorize” the uploads.

Nerium claims in its ads that its “age-defying” cream uses an oleander plant extract to improve the appearance of blemished skin.

“Nerium uses ‘before and after’ photos with fabricated results to fraudulently induce consumers to purchase NeriumAD skin cream and to entice them to become Nerium partners,” Liotta’s suit alleged.

The lawsuit, which alleged Nerium violated Liotta’s privacy rights, sought compensatory and punitive damages and an injunction against the company.

City News Service

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