Katherine Heigl sues pharmacy company over photo

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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2012 file photo, actress Katherine Heigl poses at Variety's 4th annual Power of Women event in Beverly Hills, Calif. Heigl has sued Duane Reade Inc., saying the company is using a picture of her leaving one of its pharmacies in its promotional materials. The 35-year-old who acted in the television series "Grey’s Anatomy" and in movies including "Knocked Up" and "27 Dresses" is seeking at least $6 million in damages. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in federal court in Manhattan. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2012 file photo, actress Katherine Heigl poses at Variety's 4th annual Power of Women event in Beverly Hills, Calif. Heigl has sued Duane Reade Inc., saying the company is using a picture of her leaving one of its pharmacies in its promotional materials. The 35-year-old who acted in the television series "Grey’s Anatomy" and in movies including "Knocked Up" and "27 Dresses" is seeking at least $6 million in damages. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in federal court in Manhattan. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy-award winning actress Katherine Heigl (HEYE'-guhl) has sued Duane Reade Inc., saying the company is using a picture of her leaving one of its pharmacies in its promotional materials.

The 35-year-old who acted in the television series "Grey's Anatomy" and in movies including "Knocked Up" and "27 Dresses" is seeking at least $6 million in damages. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Manhattan.

A Duane Reade spokesman did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

The lawsuit says Heigl was recently photographed by paparazzi in New York City as she left a Duane Reade pharmacy. It says the company is exploiting the actress' image for commercial gain despite her objection.

The complaint says Heigl plans to donate any lawsuit proceeds to a charitable foundation that helps animals.

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