Scarlett Johansson sues over French book that stars her doppelganger

Posted By VERONICA LINARES, UPI.com   |   June 7, 2013 at 5:22 PM   |   0 comments

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June 7 (UPI) -- 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."

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