Actress Sharon Stone is suing an aspiring rapper in Los Angeles federal court, accusing the singer and television personality of using her name without authorization in a rap song titled “Sharon Stoned.”
The lawsuit, filed Monday and first obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, accuses rapper Chanel West Coast, whose real name is Chelsea Dudley, of using Stone’s name “for commercial purposes without her consent.”
“The song gratuitously and repeatedly uses the name `Sharon Stone’ in its lyrics,” according to the lawsuit. “More than one-quarter of the song’s length … consists of nothing more than defendant Dudley repeatedly saying the name `Sharon Stone’ in mantra-like repetition. During the song, defendant Dudley gratuitously repeats the name `Sharon Stone’ thirty-three times and the name `Sharon’ ninety-nine times.”
Dudley could not be reached for immediate comment.
The suit claims a promotional video of the song “incorporates the physical appearance, attributes, traits, looks, mannerisms, qualities, characteristics, clothing, treatment and imagery associated with Sharon Stone’s likeness, image, identity and persona in the `Basic Instinct’ interrogation scene.”
Stone “did not authorize or give permission or consent to defendants, or any of them, to use Sharon Stone’s name, likeness, image, identity or persona in connection with the song, video, commercial endorsements, products or otherwise,” the lawsuit states.
The suit seeks an injunction barring the singer from using Stone’s name or likeness and seeks unspecified damages and attorneys’ fees.
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