Lindsay Lohan sues for collaboration royalties, in a case filed Thursday. The actress made a deal with D.N.A.M. Apparel to promote a line of leggings and other clothing. Thursday she filed suit against her former collaborators for $1.1 million in back royalties, reports Access Hollywood on Thursday, Jan. 31. Lindsay Lohan sues also, to regain control of the brand’s trademark.
It was Lindsay Lohan who thought up the name – 6126 – to honor the birthday of her favorite star. Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, 1926. Products under that label are on sale overseas and online, with no profits going to the troubled star.
“Lindsay’s very passionate about her apparel line and about designing,” an attorney representing the actress said. “The purpose of this suit is to wrest control of her trademark away from this company that’s been selling items overseas and online under the 6126 trademark.”
She may have a chance on that part of the lawsuit. Pretty much everything else – and most of the million dollars – is over things D.N.A.M. promised to do, but never did. According to Lindsay’s lawsuit, they agreed to open a showroom in New York and expand the line into other kinds of apparel, including swimsuits, and cosmetics. None of that ever happened, but if it had, then large profits could have rolled into Lindsay Lohan’s paycheck, which she very much needs.
Lindsay Lohan is willing to compromise – not to sue – and even to license out her trademark. Right now, she is more focused on staying out of jail. But she will pursue every avenue to bring in funds.