Scarlett Johansson sues over French book that stars her doppelganger

Posted By VERONICA LINARES,   |   June 7, 2013 at 5:22 PM
| License Photo

Scarlett Johansson is suing a French book publisher over a book that features her doppelganger.

The 28-year-old starlet filed a lawsuit against Jean-Claude Lattes claiming he exploited her likeness in "The First Thing We Look At," ("La première chose qu’on regarde") a French novel about a woman who falls in love with a garage-owner who believes she is "The Avengers" actress.

Later in the book, it is revealed that the woman is not really Johansson but a lookalike whose name is Jeanine Foucaprez.

Grégoire Delacourt, the author of the book, admitted he was thrown aback by the actress' reaction and denied the book was opportunistic.

“It’s a bit silly to say that if you talk about a person, the courts have to get involved. That’s quite sad,” he said.

Asked to send a message to Johansson, Delacourt simply said, "I love you."

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news from
Related UPI Stories
share with facebook
share with twitter
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories